fitted equipment fitted equipment

FITTED EQUIPMENT
ALDE Compact 3020 Control Panel - Functions and Symbols .............................................. 117
Dometic absorption refrigerators ............................................................................................ 131
Cooker 3 burner and hotplate ................................................................................................ 153
Microwave oven ................................................................................................................... 158
Extractor hood 524 ............................................................................................................... 160
Thetford C250CS & C260S cassette toilet.............................................................................. 161
Thetford C400 cassette toilet ................................................................................................. 166
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Truma Combi ......................................................................................................................... 100
Windows ............................................................................................................................... 174
Windows / Roller Blind Advice ............................................................................................... 175
Softrollo Blinds (Seitz and Horrex) .......................................................................................... 176
Skyview operating instructions ............................................................................................... 176
Roof lights ............................................................................................................................. 177
Blind and Flyscreen................................................................................................................ 177
Midi Heki rooflight .................................................................................................................. 178
Doors .................................................................................................................................... 178
Omnistep single step ............................................................................................................. 179
Fiamma F45S/L side awning/Thule side Awning Omnistor 4900 ............................................ 179
Cycle racks............................................................................................................................. 181
Reverse camera system......................................................................................................... 181
Solar Panel............................................................................................................................. 181
Thule Awning.......................................................................................................................... 182
Seat Swivel (Driver / Passenger)............................................................................................. 184
Side Lockers ......................................................................................................................... 184
Bunk and luton bed safety ..................................................................................................... 184
Powered Bed Mechanism....................................................................................................... 185
Tables .................................................................................................................................... 187
Table storage ......................................................................................................................... 187
Care of laminate tops, tables, furniture and doors .................................................................. 187
12V reading lamp .................................................................................................................. 187
TV inlet .................................................................................................................................. 188
TV Aerial................................................................................................................................. 189
Trigger shower heads............................................................................................................. 192
External BBQ point................................................................................................................. 192
External shower...................................................................................................................... 193
Colour reference..................................................................................................................... 193
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TRUMA DIGITAL TIMER CONTROL
Truma Combination Boiler
The Truma Combination Boiler has been
designed to run on gas or electric power and
the optimum performance is obtained when
used in dual fuel mode, that is running on
gas and electric at the same time.
Running in dual fuel mode has the following
benefits:
• Fastest possible heat up time, the 2KW
gas burner combines with a 1.8KW electric
element to provide 3.8KW of energy to heat
your hot water and warm your motorhome.
• The intelligent heat management system
automatically senses when the water and
room are nearing the required temperature
and then automatically turns off your gas
burner and operates solely electric power,
conserving your gas.
• As hot water is used or the room cools the
Truma combination heater will continue to
operate on electric only until a point where
the demands necessitate that additional
gas power is required. An example for
such a demand could be for instance if the
exterior door was left open and the room
temperature dropped by 10 degrees in the
space of a few minutes, in this case the
intelligent heat management system would
decide that the best way to get the room
back to the required temperature would be
to use both gas and electric at the same
time.
Operating the Truma Combination system on
electric or gas only will result in longer heat up
times for hot water and the room temperature
in comparison to operating on dual fuel.
Operating on electric only may not in all cases
maintain a comfortable room temperature
especially in colder conditions.
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The intelligent heat management system
operation in dual fuel mode and allow the
Truma Combination boiler to prioritize the
electric power source over your gas, which all
conserve your gas supply.
Truma Digital Timer Control
Depending on the specification of your
motorhome, the Truma CP-Plus controller may
be fitted to control the operation of the Truma
Combi appliance.
Safety instructions
• The device may only be operated if it is in
perfect working order.
• Arrange for malfunctions to be rectified
immediately. Only rectify malfunctions
yourself, if the remedy is outlined in the
troubleshooting information in these
Operating Instructions.
• Do not repair or modify the device!
• Only allow the manufacturer or its customer
service to repair a faulty device.
Note: If the power supply to the systems is
interrupted for longer than 20 minutes, the
time and date need to be entered again.
Intended use
The control panel Truma CP plus serves to
control and monitor a Combi heater and /
or a Truma air conditioning unit. The device
is designed for installation in caravans and
motor-caravans.
For clarity only the instructions relevant to
combi heating are included in this guide.
Instructions relevant to air conditioning should
be requested if an appropriate air conditioner
is fitted.
Turn to the left (-)
• Menu is paged from right to left.
1
6
7
• Reduce values.
2
Clicking
3
• Accept (save) a selected
value.
5
• Select a menu item, change
to the setting level.
4
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Display and control elements
Press (3 seconds)
9
8
3 sec
• Main switch function
ON / OFF
1 - Display
Back button
2 - Status line
Pressing the Back button (9) takes the user
back out of the menu again and discards the
settings. This means that the previous values
are retained.
3 - Menu line (above)
4 - Menu line (below)
5 - Display of mains voltage 230 V (shore
power)
6 - Display timer
Functions
7 - Settings / values
The functions in the menu lines (3, 4) of the
control panel can be selected in any sequence.
The operating parameters are shown in the
status line (2) or the displays (5, 6).
8 - Control knob / push button
9 - Back button
The control knob / push button (8) is used to
select menus in the lines (3 + 4) and configure
the settings. These are shown via a display (1)
with a lighted background. Pressing the Back
button (9) takes the user back out of the menu
again.
Start / stand-by screen
After connecting the control panel to the
power supply, a start screen is shown after a
few seconds.
Control knob / push button
The control knob / push button (8) is used to
select and change set values and parameters;
these can be saved by clicking the control
knob / push button. Selected menu items will
flash
Turn to the right (+)
• Menu is paged from left
to right.
-
+
If no entry is made within a few minutes, the
standby screen is automatically shown again.
The display shows the time and current room
temperature alternately.
• Increase values.
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Switch on / return to setting level
Heater
• Press the control knob / push button for
longer than 3 seconds or the
Settable temperature range 5 - 30 °C
(1 °C steps)
• Back button.
a = heater * – Heater is switched on.
The display shows the setting level. The first
symbol flashes.
Air conditioning unit (not normally fitted)
Settable temperature range 16 - 31 °C (1 °C
steps)
b = cool *
(Air conditioning unit is switched on)
c = auto
(Air conditioning unit is set to automatic)
Note: Previously set values / operating
parameters become active again after the
system is switched on.
d = hot
(Air conditioning unit is in heating mod.)
* This symbol will flash until the required room
temperature is reached.
Switch off
• Press the control knob / push button for
longer than 3 seconds.
Change the room temperature
Change the warm water level
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the symbol in menu line (3).
• Click to change to the setting level.
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the symbol in menu line (3).
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the required level.
• Click to change to the setting level.
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
• Depending on the connected device, use the
control knob / push button to select between
the heater or air conditioning unit.
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the required temperature.
a
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
c
d
b
a
2
3
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d
c
b
2
3
a = Boiler *
(Warm water boiler is switched on)
b = 40°
(Warm water temperature 40 °C)
c = 60°
(Warm water temperature 60 °C)
*T
his symbol will flash until the required water
temperature is reached.
Select power type
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the symbol in menu line (3).
• Click to change to the setting level.
The heater automatically switches to the gas
mode. As soon as the 230 V power supply is
reconnected, the heater automatically switches
back to the mixed mode.
Malfunction in the combustion process
(e.g. lack of fuel): Combi Gas
The heater automatically switches to the
electro mode. If the heater should operate
in the mixed mode again, the cause of the
malfunction needs to be rectified. Switch the
heater off and on again on the control panel.
Select fan level
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the required power type.
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
When the heater / air conditioning unit is
connected.
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the symbol in menu line (3).
• Click to change to the setting level.
b
a
Combi Gas
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d = boost *
(Targeted, fast heating of the content of the
boiler [boiler priority]. The water temperature
is kept at the higher level [around 62 °C] – Not
Combi Diesel. Once the water temperature is
reached, the room is heated again.)
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the required fan level.
c
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
a
2
b
c
d
e
f
3
Symbol
Operating mode
Power type
a
Gas
Gas
b
EL 1
Electro
b+c
EL 2
Electro
a+b
Mix 1*
Gas + Electro
a+b+c
Mix 2*
Gas + Electro
2
3
* Mixed mode
Special aspects in the mixed mode
Interruption of the power supply 230 V
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Symbol
Operating mode
Description
–
Off
a
Vent
Circulating air, if no device is in operation. 9 speed levels can
be selected.
b
Eco
Low fan level
c
Mid
High fan level (only Combi Gas)
d
High
Fast heating of the room. Available, if the difference between
the selected and current room temperature is >10 °C.
Fan is switched off
Set timer
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the symbol in menu line (4).
• Click to change to the setting level.
Note: If the timer is activated (ON), the timer
in the menu is shown as deactivated (OFF).
Set the room temperature
• Click to change to the setting level.
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the required room temperature.
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
Enter start time
• Use the control knob / push button to set the
hours, then the minutes.
Set the warm water level
• Click to change to the setting level.
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the required warm water level.
Enter end time point
• Use the control knob / push button to set the
hours, then the minutes.
Note: If the start / end times are exceeded
when entered, the operating parameters are
only taken into consideration when the next
start / end times are reached. Until then, the
operating parameters set outside the timer
remain valid.
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• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
Deactivate the timer (OFF)
• Click to change to the setting level.
• Click to change to the setting level.
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the power type.
• Use the control knob / push button to
deactivate the timer (OFF)
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
Select fan level
Switch lighting on/off
• Click to change to the setting level.
Available if an air conditioning unit is connected
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Select power type
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the required fan level.
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
4
Activate the timer (ON)
• Click to change to the setting level.
• Use the control knob / push button to
activate the timer (ON)
Set time
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
• The hour display flashes.
• Use the control knob / push button to set the
hours (24 h mode).
Note: The timer remains active, even for
several days, until it is deactivated (OFF).
• After clicking the control knob / push button
again, the minute display will flash.
• Use the control knob / push button to set the
minutes.
• Click the control knob / push button to
confirm the value.
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TRUMA DIGITAL TIMER CONTROL
Service menu
Warning
Query the index status of a
connected device
In the event of a warning, a warning symbol
appears to indicate that an operating
parameter has reached an undefined status.
In this case, the affected device continues
to run. As soon as the operating parameter
returns to the set range, this symbol will turn
off automatically.
Change the background lighting of the
control panel
There are 5 background lighting levels to
choose from.
Read out the warning code
• Use the control knob / push button to select
the symbol.
Change language
Select the required language from those
available (e.g. English, German, French, Italian).
• Click the control knob / push button. The
current warning code is shown. The cause of
the warning can be identified and rectified via
the error list.
Cause rectified / return to setting level
• Click the control knob / push button.
Display mains voltage 230 V
The symbol indicates that 230 V mains voltage
(shore power) is available.
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Cause not rectified / return to setting level
• Press the Back button
Note: In this case, the warning is not
acknowledged on the control panel and
the warning symbol remains. The control
panel remains in the warning status.
Devices connected to the control panel can
be operated.
In the case of a malfunction, the control
panel immediately jumps to the menu level
“malfunction” and shows the error code of the
malfunction:
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Malfunctions
Cause remedied / return to setting level
• Click the control knob / push button.
• The respective device is restarted.
If the cause is not remedied, the malfunction
will occur again and the control panel will jump
again to the menu level “malfunction”.
Cause not remedied / return to setting
level
• Press the Back button.
Note: In this case, the malfunction is not
acknowledged in the control panel and the
warning symbol remains on. The device
remains in the malfunction status. Other
devices connected to the control panel can
be operated.
Maintenance
This device is maintenance-free. Use a nonabrasive damp cloth to clean the front. If this
proves inadequate, use a neutral detergent.
Disposal
The device must be disposed of in compliance
with the administrative provisions of the
respective country in which it is used.
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TRUMA FAULT FINDING
SYMPTOM
CAUSE
RECTIFICATION
Gas operation
When switching on, the heater does not operate.
• No 12 V supply voltage.
• Check the power supply
(operation voltage min. 10.5 V).
• Check the water heater fuse
(refer to mainanance “Fuses”).
When switching on, the
heater does not operate and
the red lamp lights up after
approx. 30 secs.
Heater operates for a
prolonged time and then the
red lamp lights up.
Electrical operation
When switching on, the heater does not operate.
• Window open.
• Close any windows above the
cowl.
• Cowl cover fitted.
• Remove cowl cover and / or
clear any obstruction.
• No gas supply.
• Check gas valves and gas
bottle.
• Incorrect gas pressure.
• Check gas valves and gas
bottle.
• Air in the gas supply.
• To unlock (and purge air),
switch off the appliance, wait 5
minutes, and switch on again.
• Over temperature
thermostat operated.
• Check water content, refill if
required (close drain valve).
• To unlock, switch off the
appliance, wait 5 minutes, and
switch on again.
• No 230 V supply
voltage.
• Over temperature
thermostat operated.
• Connect the motorhome to
the site supply and / or check
residual current circuit breaker.
• Check water content, refill if
required (close drain valve).
• The electrical heating element
is fitted with an excess
temperature cut-out. In event of
a fault, switch off at the control
panel, wait 10 minutes, then
switch on again.
Water supply
Water drips from the safety/
drain valve.
When opening the cold water
tap, hot water tap comes out.
• Too slow warm-up in
position 850 W
• Please contact the Truma
Service.
• Water pressure to high.
• Check water pressure (max. 2.8
bar), use a pressure reducer
when connected to central
water supply.
• Hot water flows back
through the cold water
supply.
• Fit a no-return valve in the
cold water supply (refer to
installation instructions “Water
connection”).
If fault persists please contact the nearest Truma Service (see Truma Service Booklet or
www.truma.com).
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Error code
Cause
Remedy
#17
• Summer mode with empty water
container
• Switch device off and allow to cool.
Fill boiler with water
• Warm air outlet blocked
• Check each of the outlet openings
• Circulated air intake blocked
• Remove the blockage from the
circulated air intake
• Gas pressure regulator frozen
• Use the regulator heating (EisEx)
• Too much butane in the gas
cyclinder
• Use propane (Butane is unsuitable
for heating, especially at temperatures below 10oC
#21
•R
oom temperature sensor or
cable faulty
• Please contact the Truma Service
#24
•P
otential under-voltage battery
voltage too low <10.4V
• Charge battery
#29
•H
eating element for FrostControl
has a short circuit
• Disconnect the heating element
plug on the electronic control unit.
Replace heating element
#41
• Electronics are blocked
• Please contact the Truma Service
#42
•W
indow above the cowl is open
(window switch)
• Close the window
#43
• Over-voltage > 16.4V
• Check the battery voltage and
voltage sources eg. the charger
#44
•U
nder-voltage battery voltage too
low < 10.0V
• Charge battery. Replace any
old batteries
#45
• No 230V operating voltage
• Reconnect the operating voltage
230V
#18
• Faulty 230V fuse
•O
verheating protection has triggered
• Replace the 230V fuse
#112
•G
as cyclinder or quick-acting valve
in the gas line closed
• Check the gas supply and open
the valves
#212
•C
ombustion air intake or exhaust
outlet closed
• Check the openings for soiling
(snow, ice, leaves etc) and remove
#255
•N
o connection between the heater
and the control panel
• Please contact the Truma Service
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Troubleshooting instructions
(Combi Gas heater)
• Reset the overheating protection.
Allow the heating to cool down,
remove the connection cover and
press the reset button
• Control panel cable faulty
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TRUMA COMBI BOILER
If these steps do not rectify the malfunction,
please contact the Truma Service.
Truma Combi 4E/6E
For details of the Digi-plus Combi Controller
(3) see previous section, this section refers to
operation of the combi with separate control
panel (1) and power selector switch (2).
Function description
1
The liquid gas heater Combi E is a warm-air
heater with integrated hot water boiler (10 liter
volume). The burner operates fan-supported,
which ensures trouble-free function even
when on the move. The unit also has heating
elements for electrical operation.
2
3
1. Control panel
2. Power selector switch
3. Digi-plus controller (see previous section)
4. Room temperature sensor
5. Cold water connection
6. Hot water connection
7. Gas connection
8. Hot air outlets
9. Recirculated air intake
10. Waste gas discharge
11. Combustion air infeed
12. Electronic control unit
13. Water container (10 litres)
14. Burner
15. Heat exchanger
16. Power electronics
17. Heating elements 230V
18. Overheating switch 230V
In winter operation the heater can be used to
heat the room and simultaneously warm water.
If only warm water is required, select summer
operation.
3 different options are available for operating
the unit.
• gas operation only Propane / Butane for
autonomous use
• electrical operation only 230 V for stationary
use on camp sites
• operation only possible in winter mode.
Winter operation
In winter operation, the unit automatically
selects the required power setting according
to the temperature difference between the
temperature set on the control panel and the
current room temperature. When the boiler
is filled, the water is automatically heated as
well. The water temperature depends on the
selected operational mode and the heater
output.
All 3 energy selection options can be used for
winter deployment.
With gas operation the unit automatically
selects the output level that is required.
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900 W (3.9 A) or
1800 W (7.8 A) can be manually selected for
electrical operation.
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smell may be noticed for a short while. It is a
good idea to heat the device up several times
in summer operation (60 °C) and to make sure
that the area is well ventilated.
With mixed operation, 230 V electrical
operation is preferred if the power
requirement is low (e.g. for maintaining the
room temperature). The gas burner is not
enabled until the power requirement is higher,
and is the first to switch off during heat-up
operations.
Heat-sensitive objects such as spray cans
or flammable liquids may not be stored in
the same compartment where the heater is
installed because, under certain conditions,
this area may be subject to elevated
temperatures.
Summer operation (boiler operation only)
Important operating notes
Gas operation or 230 V electrical operation
is used for hot water preparation. The water
temperature can be set to 40 °C or 60 °C.
With gas operation the water is heated at
the lowest burner setting. Once the water
temperature is reached, the burner switches
off.
Depending on the fuse protection at the
camping site, power of 900 W (3.9 A) or
1800 W (7.8 A) can be manually selected for
electrical operation.
Mixed operation is not possible. With this
setting the unit automatically selects electrical
operation. The gas burner is not enabled.
Repairs may only be carried out by
an expert
Guarantee claims, warranty claims and
acceptance of liability will be ruled out in the
event of the following:
– modifications to the unit
(including accessories),
– modifications to the exhaust duct and
the cowl,
– failure to use original Truma parts as
replacement parts and accessories,
– failure to follow the installation and operating
instructions.
It also becomes illegal to use the appliance,
and in some countries this even makes it illegal
to use the vehicle.
During the initial operation of a brand new
appliance (or after it has not been used for
some time), a slight amount of fumes and
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If more output is required (e.g. heating up
or low outside temperatures) gas or mixed
operation should be selected so that enough
heating power is always available.
The integrity and tight fit of the exhaust gas
double duct must be checked regularly,
particularly at the end of long trips. Also check
the mounting of the appliance and the cowl.
Following a blow-back (misfire) always have
the exhaust gas system checked by an expert!
Always keep the cowl for the exhaust duct and
combustion air intake free of contamination
(slush, ice, leaves etc.).
The hot air outlets and the recirculated air
intake openings must be free so that the unit
does not overheat. The integrated temperature
limiter blocks the gas supply when the unit
becomes too hot.
Operating Instructions
Always observe the operating instructions and
“Important operating notes” prior to starting!
The vehicle owner is responsible for the
correct operation of the appliance.
Before using for the first time, it is essential to
flush the entire water supply system through
with clean water. If the heater is not being
used, always drain the water contents if there
is a risk of frost. There shall be no claims under
guarantee for damage caused by frost!
Taking into operation
Heating is possible without restrictions with
gas, electrical and mixed operation, with or
without water.
Check to make sure the cowl is unobstructed.
Be sure to remove any covers that may be
present.
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TRUMA COMBI BOILER
! WARNING: Care should be taken to
ensure adequate ventilation of the flue at all
times. It is inadvisable to inhale exhaust fumes.
For operating on gas turn on gas cylinder and
open the shut off valve at the manifold.
For operating on electric operate the heater
/ heating system heater switch on the power
supply unit. See page 73.
Summer operation (boiler operation only)
Mixed operation (gas and electrical) is not
possible in summer mode. With this setting the
unit automatically selects electrical operation
with a preselected power setting of 900 W or
1800 W.
Winter operation
•H
eating with water temperature
monitoring
The device automatically selects the
required power setting in accordance with
the temperature difference between the
temperature selected on the control panel
and the current room temperature. When the
room temperature selected on the control
panel is reached, the heater switches back
to the smallest setting and heats the water
to 60 °C. Once the water temperature is
reached, the heater switches off and the
yellow LED (p) goes out. The warm air fan
can continue to run in order to cool the unit
(after-run).
• Heating
without water temperature
monitoring
The device automatically selects the
required power setting in accordance with
the temperature difference between the
temperature selected on the control panel
and the current room temperature. Once the
room temperature selected on the control
panel has been reached, the heater switches
off. The warm air fan continues to run at slow
speed until the outgoing air temperature (on
the unit) has fallen to 40°C or less.
If the boiler is filled, the water will
automatically be heated at the same time.
The water temperature is then dependent
on the heating output being given off, and
the duration of heating required to reach the
desired room temperature.
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• Heating with drained water system
Depending on the operating mode, the unit
will automatically select the required power
level according to the temperature difference
between the setting on the control panel
and the current room temperature. Once the
room temperature selected on the control
panel has been reached, the heater switches
off. The warm air fan continues to run at slow
speed until the outgoing air temperature (on
the unit) has fallen to 40°C or less.
Filling the water heater
Switch on power for water pump (main or
pump switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom,
(set preselecting mixing taps or single-lever
fittings to “hot”). Leave the fittings open for as
long as it takes for the boiler to displace the
air and fill up, and the water to flow without
interruption.
If just the cold water system is being operated,
without using the water heater, the heater tank
also fills up with water. To avoid frost damage,
the boiler must be drained through the drain
valve, even if the boiler was not operated.
When connecting to a central water supply
(rural or city mains), a pressure reduction valve
must always be installed to prevent pressures
above 2.8 bar from developing in the water
heater.
Draining the water heater
Switch off power to water pump (main or
pump switch).
Open hot water taps in kitchen and bathroom.
In order to check the water that is flowing out,
place an appropriate container (capacity 10
litres) beneath the drain valve.
Open the drain valve which is situated next to
the boiler by lifting the yellow handle into the
vertical position.
Check whether all of the water in the boiler (10
itres) has been drained into the container via
the drain valve.
There shall be no claims under guarantee
for damage caused by frost!
Fuses 230 V
Only original Truma parts may be used for
maintenance and repair work! Materials in the
device which come into contact with water
are suitable for use with drinking water (see
manufacturer‘s declaration: www.truma.com /
downloads / manufacturer‘s declaration).
The fuse and the power supply lines must only
be replaced by an expert!
Bio-film, deposits and limescale must be
removed using chemicals to protect the unit
from infestation by microorganisms.
The fuse is in the power electronics (16)
beneath the electronic housing lid.
Only chloride-free products must be used in
order to prevent damage to the unit.
The unit must be disconnected from the mains
(all poles) before opening the electronic
housing lid.
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Maintenance
This fine fuse must always be replaced with a
fuse of the same type: 10 A, slow, interrupting
capacity “H”.
The effectiveness of the use of chemicals to
combat microorganisms in the unit can be
increased by heating the water in the boiler to
70 °C at regular intervals.
The unit must stay switched on for at least 30
minutes and no warm water may be removed.
The residual heat in the heat exchanger will
heat the water up to 70 °C.
Fuses 12 V
The fuse is in the electronics beneath the
connection cover.
Replace the unit’s fuse only with an
identical fuse.
Device fuse: 10 A – slow – (T 10 A)
Overheating protection 230 V
The 230 V heating facility has a mechanical
overheating switch. If the 12 V power supply
is interrupted during operation or during the
after-run period, for example, the temperatures
within the unit could activate the overheating
protection.
To reset the overheating protection, allow
heater to cool, remove connection cover and
press red reset button.
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TRUMA COMBI BOILER
Technical data
Determined in accordance with EN 624 or
Truma test conditions
Device category
I3 B/P in accordance with EN 437
Type of gas
Liquid gas (propane/butane)
Operating pressure
30mbar (see type plate)
Water contents
10 litres
Heating up time from approx 15OC to 60OC
Boiler approx 20 minutes (measure according
to EN15033)
Heater + boiler approx 80 min
Water pressure
max 2.8 bar
Rated thermal output
(automatic output levels)
Gas operation
Combi 4 E: 2000 W / 4000 W
Combi 6 E: 2000 W / 4000 W / 6000W
Electrical operation
Combi 4 E / Combi 6 E: 900 W / 1800 W
Mixed operation (gas and electrical)
Combi 4 E: max. 3800 W
Combi 6 E: max. 5800 W
Gas consumption
Combi 4 E: 160-320 g/h
Combi 6 E: 160-480 g/h
Readiness-heat power requirement Combi 4 E
/ Combi 6 E:
Gas operation 5.2 g/h
Air delivery volume
(free-blowing without hot-air pipe)
Combi 4 E:
with 3 hot-air outlets max. 249 m3/h
with 4 hot-air outlets max. 287 m3/h
Combi 6 E:
with 4 hot-air outlets max. 287 m3/h
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Current input at 12 V
heater +boiler
Combi 4 E: Short-term max. 5.6 A (average
power consumption 1.1 A)
Combi 6 E: Short-term max. 5.6 A (average
power consumption 1.3 A)
Heating up of boiler: 0.4 A
Stand-by: 0.001 A
Heating element FrostControl (optional):
maximum 0.4 A
Fault
Cause
Rectification
After switching on
(winter and summer
operation) none
of the controls are
operational.
- No operating voltage.
- Check 12 V battery voltage,
charge if necessary.
The unit is switched
on, but the heater
does not operate.
- The temperature setting
on the control panel is
lower than the room
temperature.
- Select higher room temperature at the
control panel.
After operating for a
longer period of time,
the heater switches
to failure.
- Summer operation with
empty
water tank.
- Switch device off and allow to cool.
Fill boiler with water.
- Hot-air outlets blocked.
- Check individual outlet apertures.
- Recirculated air intake
blocked.
- Remove blockage from recirculated
air intake.
- Gas pressure regulator
iced up
- Use regulator heating (EisEx).
- Device fuse or vehicle
fuse defective.
- Check the unit or vehicle fuse and
replace if necessary
(see fuses).
- Butane content in the gas
cylinder
too high.
Fan continues to
run after controls
switched off
When the device
is switched on in
electrical operation,
the heater does not
heat up.
- Check all electrical plug connections.
- Use propane (at temperatures below 10
°C in particular, butane is unsuitable for
heating purposes).
- Unit was switched off
during failure. Afterrunning is active in order
to reduce the unit’s
temperature.
- After-running will switch off after a few
minutes. Only at that time will a failure
reset be possible (switch off and then
back on).
- After-running is active in
order to reduce the unit’s
temperature.
- No failure. After-running will switch off
after approximately 5 minutes.
- No 230 V operating
voltage.
- Check 230 V operating voltage.
- 230 V fuse defective.
- Overheating protection
has activated
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Troubleshooting
- Check 230 V fuse and replace if
necessary.
- Reset overheating protection. Allow
heater to cool, remove connection
cover and press reset button.
If these measures do not remove
the failure, please contact the Truma
Service Centre.
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BLOWN AIR OUTLETS
Butterfly outlets
The butterfly plate may be opened or closed
to control the quantity of air and may also be
twisted around to control direction.
For uniform distribution, outlets nearest the
heater should be closed more than those
further away.
Blown air
The air ducting outlets are generally of the
butterfly type and may be opened or closed by
adjusting the butterfly valves. Twisting the disc
in its housing directs the flow in the direction
required.
Some outlets do not feature butterfly valves
and must remain fully open.
One outlet on each leg of the air ducting layout
must be kept open at all times. Under no
circumstances should the air ducting outlets
be blocked.
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ALDE CONTROL PANEL
This quick start guide allows end users to
confidently use the core features of their
Alde control panel. See the operating and
installation instructions for the Alde control
panel for more details.
2. Standby screen
The Standby Screen is displayed after the
Splash Screen. This screen contains useful
information about the status of your heating
system.
Note: If Standby Screen is set to “Dark” in
Backlight settings, the Standby Screen will
not be displayed, the screen will be dark
unless touched.
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Colour Touch Operating
Instruction
Important: Please read the operating
instructions for the Alde 3020 Compact HE
boiler before using the system.
1. Starting the system
i. Both the control panel and boiler are off.
ii. T
o start the system, press the Power button
on the control panel. The Splash Screen is
displayed and green LED is lit. The boiler will
now start with the previously saved settings
(factory settings by default).
A. Clock
Clock is enabled. Day of the week and time
shown.
B. Outdoor temperature
Optional outdoor temperature sensor required.
C. Room temperature
Measured at the control panel.
(Optional discrete room temperature
sensors available).
D. Circulation pump
Central heating circulation pump is active.
E. Delayed start
Delayed Start/Cycle is enabled.
F. Day mode
Day Mode active.
The system will now be drawing variable
0.2–1 A of current from the 12v supply.
G. Gas cylinder status
Gas Cylinder Status. Full/empty and active
EisEx shown. (Additional accessories required).
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H. Night mode
Night Mode active.
I. 230v supply
If not displayed, the boiler is not receiving 230v
supply.
J. Power button
Press to switch system on-off. Lit green LED
indicates system is on.
J. Menu button
Press to access Main Menu from Standby
Screen or Settings Menu.
3. Main menu
Press MENU button to access the Main Menu
from the Standby Screen or Settings Menu.
The screen will revert to the Standby Screen
after 30 secs if untouched.
i. Standby Screen. Press MENU button.
Desired Room Temperature
The desired room temperature can be set from
5 to 30°C, in 0.5 increments.
Tip! The World Health Organisation
recommends a room temperature of 18–24°C
for healthy living.
Note: If Day or Night Mode are active, the
temperature cannot be adjusted, the Plus
and Minus buttons will be greyed out.
1. The current desired room temperature is
displayed.
2. Adjust by pressing Plus or Minus button.
Domestic Hot Water
The Alde boiler stores 8.4 Litres of hot water
as standard. If the hot water cylinder is empty,
the air is heated but no damage can result.
Tip! In a good summer, for example, lower
the desired temperature on the control panel
to around 10°C. The central heating will not
circulate (unless the temperature drops to
10°C), but you can still control hot water.
Note: If Day or Night Mode Sans Hot Water
are active, the hot water cannot be adjusted,
the Plus and Minus buttons will be greyed
out.
ii. M
ain Menu.
a. What’s Activated Menu
b. Settings Menu
i. Hot Water Ignore. Volume bar empty.
No attempt is made to heat hot water
specifically. This saves energy when the
freshwater is drained down.
ii. Hot Water Normal. Volume bar half-full. Hot
water is heated to greater than 50°C. NB: If
Circulation Pump is set to Continuous, this
option will not be available.
iii. Hot Water Boost. Volume bar full. Central
heating circulation is disabled for 30 mins.
Hot water is heated to greater than 65°C.
After 30 mins the system reverts to Hot
Water Normal.
iv. Adjust by pressing Plus or Minus button.
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i. Press Tool button to access the Settings
Menu (bottom right in Main Menu).
Check that 230v supply is displayed on
the Standby Screen. The Alde boiler is
ii. Press down arrow, until Reset button is
programmed to use power economically and
displayed.
there are times when it may use no power at all,
iii.
Press the Reset button to proceed
even if set to 3kW.
i. Select Off, 1, 2 or 3 kW electric heating. More
power equals better performance, but may
be restricted by the current (amps) limit on the
electric hook-up.
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Electric Heating
ii. Adjust by pressing Plus or Minus button.
Setup expansion tank pump
Max current draw from 230 V supply is 4.5 A on To use the 12 V circulation pump in the
1 kW, 9 A on 2 kW, 14 A on 3 kW. If the electric expansion tank, you must set it up. This is not a
supply has unstable voltage, the amperage will default factory setting.
also fluctuate.
Note: Under factory settings, the system
Gas Heating
will use the 12 V inline circulation pump by
default.
The Alde boiler is programmed to use power
economically. The gas burner has two stages,
shifting dynamically between low or full flame.
There are times when it may use no power at
all, even if gas heating is selected.
i. Press the Flame button to select gas heating.
Green is on, blue is off.
Use both gas and electric heating for best
performance.
i. Press Tool button to access the Settings
Menu (bottom right in Main Menu).
ii. Press down arrow, until Circulation Pump
button is displayed.
iii. Press Circulation Pump button, select
Expansion Tank Pump to proceed.
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4. Shutting down the system
To save energy, the control panel only updates
the boiler after the last adjustment is made.
Wait 10 secs before shutting down the system
to ensure the boiler is updated.
Setup Antimicrobial function
5. Setup
ii. Press down arrow, until Antimicrobial button
is displayed.
To actively kill Legionella, setup the
Antimicrobial function. At 2:00 every night, the
hot water will be heated to over 65°C for 30
Press the Power button again. The screen goes mins. This further reduces the risk of Legionella.
dark, the green LED is unlit. The system is off.
i. Press Tool button to access the Settings
Menu (bottom right in Main Menu).
Most UK installations do not need setting up
in the Settings Menu, and use default factory
settings.
Restore default factory settings
Before using the system for the first time,
restore default factory settings. Your control
panel may have been tested by the dealer or
installer, and some settings may have been
changed.
iii . Press Antimicrobial button to proceed.
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6. Maintenance
The Alde control panel requires no
maintenance, other than cleaning of the screen
as needed. Use a microfibre cloth to clean the
touchscreen.
Note: Consider removing the Alde control
panel over winter, if the vehicle is to be kept
in storage and is susceptible to damp.
Any error messages will be displayed on the
Standby Screen. Error messages can be
cleared by switching off 12 V supply to the
boiler for 10 secs.
• Automatically clears after 5 mins. Please try
again.
“Connection failure”
• Loose connection between Alde control
panel and boiler.
The system is completely dead,
the control panel is blank
• Unplug cable at the control panel and boiler,
then carefully plug back in.
• Check the 20 mm T3.15 Amp glass fuse in
the boiler. This is located under the lid of the
black plastic service hatch, in a green plastic
fuse holder.
• Check there is slack on the cable at the
control panel, but not excessive weight from
free-hanging/unmanaged cable.
• Check the 12 V supply to the boiler, it should
be above 12 V.
• Check the 12 V cable is plugged into the
boiler. Check the cable is plugged into the
Alde control panel.
“Panel failure 1” & “Panel failure 2”
“Window open”
• Optional window sensor has triggered, gas
heating is suspended. Automatically clears
and gas heating resumes when window is
closed.
“Connection fail ext”
•Moisture is trapped in the control panel.
• Break in comms between Alde control panel
and daisy-chained third party control panel.
• Remove the Alde control panel from
the vehicle and air in a warm, dry place
overnight.
• Check the cable between the Alde control
panel and third party control panel.
“Gas failure”
• Out of gas or gas is not igniting.
• Check the gas cylinder is full. Try a different
gas cylinder, ensuring it is propane gas.
“Overheat red fail” or “Overheat blue fail”
• Bleed the system of air.
• Check the fluid level in the expansion tank. It
should be 1 cm above Min mark when cool.
• Check the circulation pump is responding.
• Wait 15 mins for the fluid to cool down.
“Overheat PCB”
• Failsafe in boiler has triggered.
• It should be 1 cm above the Min mark when
cool.
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Trouble shooting
“Low battery”
• 12 V supply to boiler has dropped below
10.5 V, possibly causing system brownout.
• Automatically clears when 12 V supply
reaches 11 V.
“No match Heater/Panel”
• Control panel is incompatible with boiler
PCB.
• Check control panel part number. Control
panel 3020-013 is for 3020 A-series boiler,
3020-113 is for 3020 HE-series boiler.
If problems persist, please contact Alde, or
your dealer or installer.
For our frequently asked questions, or
download all instruction manuals, please visit
our web site at: www.alde.co.uk
• Check the boiler compartment is ventilated,
and that the vents are unobstructed. Do not
place stowage in the boiler compartment.
“Fan failure”
• Combustion fan speed too low. Bearing may
be stiff after a period of disuse.
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Alde Heat Exchanger
The Kon Tiki range of motorhomes is fitted
with an Alde heat exchanger, which transfers
heat from the engine of the motorhome
(when available) to the heating system in the
habitation area of the motorhome.
The diagram below shows a typical heating
circuit, with the heat exchanger highlighted.
The heat exchanger provides a link, via a
series of plates, between the engine coolant
fluid from the base vehicle, and the glycol fluid
in the Alde heating circuit: At no time though
do these two fluids mix, so the levels of each
fluid must be maintained separately.
To use the Heat Exchanger
The Alde heating system must be switched on,
while the motorhome engine is running, to use
the heat exchanger. The following settings on
the Alde control panel are suggested:
Turn Alde heating system ON using power
button at bottom left of panel
Press MENU button at bottom right of panel
Using the MINUS ( - ) and PLUS ( + ) touch
screen settings on the top row of the panel
(Thermometer symbol) to select a desired
room temperature.
During en-route use the water temperature
setting on the second row of the touch screen
(Shower symbol) is not relevant, and can be
left in its previous setting.
! WARNING: Alde can accept no liability
whatsoever for damage or injury resulting
from failure to observe these instructions.
Specific Use
These instructions are approved for the Alde
3020 Compact HE boiler fitted in caravans,
motorhomes or buildings in accordance with
CE 0402 no. SC0653-13, and have the E5
mark for installation in vehicles in accordance
with ECE R122, no. 00 001 and R10, no. 04
166, for use in central heating and hot water
systems.
The boiler is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of
experience and/or knowledge, unless they
have been given instruction or are supervised.
The term “specified use” also covers
observance of the operating and installation
instructions.
The Alde 3020 Compact HE boiler must be
installed or repaired by a competent person in
accordance with current local regulations.
In the unlikely event that your boiler develops a
fault, switch off the boiler and contact Alde, or
your dealer or installer.
Operating and installation instructions for the
Alde control panel are supplied separately.
The owner is always responsible for
maintenance and arranging inspection.
Boiler Design
intake and exhaust ducts, and gas line.
Two electric heating elements are sealed inside
the central heating cylinder, one for 1 kW, one
for 2 kW.
Gas Heating
When gas heating is set to on, the combustion
fan starts to revolve. Once the correct speed is
achieved (in rpm), a signal is sent to the PCB
for the burner to be lit. The gas valve opens,
passing gas, and the ignition module on the
PCB generates sparks at the electrode on the
burner head.
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When the burner ignites, a flame supervision
device signals the ignition module to cease
sparking. The burner fires until the boiler or
room thermostat reach the setpoint.
Should the burner flame out unexpectedly, the
FSD detects this and attempts to reignite (for
about 10 seconds), before shutting down and
raising a fault code.
Note: Listen carefully to the ignition
sequence of the boiler. You should hear the
whirl of the combustion fan, the clunk of the
gas valve and the tick-tick of the ignition
module.
Electric Heating
When electric heating is set to 1, 2 or 3 kW,
relays on the PCB trip, feeding the 230v
supply to the electric heating elements. These
are controlled by the same programme as the
gas heating.
Domestic Hot Water
The boiler’s internal heat exchanger consists
of three concentric cylinders; the combustion
chamber, the central heating cylinder and the
hot water cylinder.
The combi-type boiler automatically produces
hot water. Heat is emitted from the central
heating cylinder into the hot water cylinder.
If the hot water cylinder is empty, the air is
heated but no damage can result.
The combustion chamber is made from
aluminium, and is divided into two halves by
a baffle plate, with the burner head located
in the top half, and the flue gases venting
through the bottom half.
Note: In a good summer, for example, lower
the desired temperature on the control panel
to around 10 °C. The central heating will not
circulate (unless the temperature drops to
10 °C), but you will still have hot water.
The combustion assembly is fixed to the end
of the internal heat exchanger. It consists of
the burner, combustion fan, gas valve, air
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! WARNING:
•T
he boiler must not be switched on if
there is no heat transfer fluid (HTF) in the
system.
•A
lways drain down the freshwater system
if there is risk of frost; in winter, for
example. You may continue to use the
boiler with no freshwater in the system, as
required; no damage can result
•A
lways replace the HTF in accordance
with the antifreeze product’s lifespan. . If in
any doubt, replace the HTF after 2 years.
•O
nly sterilise the freshwater system with a
product suitable for stainless steel.
•D
o not place stowage in the boiler
compartment.
•D
o not position awnings, tents or other
enclosures around the flue terminal.
When the hot water cylinder is in continuous
use, it should be drained and refilled once a
month. This recreates the air cushion in the hot
water cylinder that absorbs pressure surges.
 Tip! If continuously using the hot water
cylinder in a hard water area, fit an inline scale
inhibitor to minimise the effects of limescale.
Target hot water temperature is greater
than 50°C in normal operation, to prevent
the growth of Legionella. Over 50°C , the
hot water will be heated to the maximum
achievable temperature at the time. This
allows the hot water to achieve disinfection
temperatures, and increases warm water
performance.
If scalding hot water temperatures are a
concern – such as with the young, elderly or
infirm – thermostatic mixing valves (TMVs)
can be fitted, and may be required by local
regulations.
•D
o not obstruct the flue. Be careful not to
flood the flue when washing the vehicle.
•T
he gas heating must not be used when
refuelling the vehicle at the service station
or related facility.
Domestic Hot Water
Being a combi-type boiler, the Alde 3020
Compact HE has an integrated, stainless steel
hot water cylinder that holds approximately 8.4
litres of freshwater.
The boiler can produce around 12 litres of
40°C warm water per 30 mins (at a cold
water temperature of 10°C). If only the electric
heating is used, this capacity is slightly
reduced.
The hot water should not be used for drinking
or cooking.
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Always flush out the hot water cylinder before
use, especially when it has stood empty for
some time. Any steriliser products should
be suitable for use with stainless steel.
Avoid steriliser products containing sodium
hyperchlorite, for example, as these will cause
severe corrosion damage to the hot water
cylinder. Read the product label or contact the
product manufacturer for details.
! WARNING: Always drain down and
completely empty the hot water cylinder
when there is risk of frost, unless the vehicle
is explicitly stated to be self-winterising by
the vehicle manufacturer.
Failure to drain the hot water cylinder when
there is a risk of frost may result in frost
damage, and is not covered under warranty.
Heat Transfer Fluid
1. Switch off the water pump.
The central heating system is filled with heat
transfer fluid (HTF), a solution of 50% ethylene
glycol antifreeze and 50% water.
2. Open all water taps, showers, etc.
3. Open the safety/drain valve by lifting the
yellow tab (Fig 1 [M]), or by turning the blue
knob (Fig 1 [K]) 90°.
4. The system will drain directly below the
vehicle through the clear plastic hose on the
safety/drain valve. Check that all water has
emptied out (7–10 litres). Leave the valve in the
open position until the next time the hot water
cylinder is used.
Note: Check that the red breather valve (Fig
1[N]) is allowing air to enter the hot water
cylinder, when it is being drained, and that
the clear plastic hose is not obstructed.
Figure 1
Open the manual safety/drain valve
The antifreeze manufacturer will have a
maximum water hardness recommendation.
Read the product label or contact the product
manufacturer for details.
Note: For re-filling Alde recommends
antifreeze meeting VAG G12++ or G13
specification, and deionised water (0 ppm).
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Draining Freshwater
50:50 ethylene glycol antifreeze and water
will protect against frost down to -35–37 °C.
A refractometer and/or hydrometer can be
used to measure the strength of the antifreeze
solution.
Corrosion protection will vary depending on
the lifespan of the antifreeze. Read the product
label or contact the product manufacturer for
details.
! WARNING: Always replace the HTF in
accordance with the antifreeze product’s
lifespan. If in any doubt, replace the HTF
after 2 years.
Opening the safety/drain valve
The corrosion inhibitors found in ethylene
glycol antifreeze may not be cross-compatible.
When topping up or replacing the HTF, ensure
the new antifreeze is compatible with the
current antifreeze product. Read the product
label or contact the product manufacturer for
details.
! WARNING: As a rough guideline,
blue and red antifreeze products are not
compatible with each other, but VAG G12++
and G13 spec antifreeze (purple/magenta) is
compatible with both.
Failure to fill with suitable HTF may result in
severe damage to your Alde system, and is not
covered under warranty.
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Filling
Central Heating
The central heating system is filled with HTF
through the expansion tank, either by hand, or
using the Alde service pump. Any containers
used for handling or storing the HTF should
be checked first, and must be visibly clean
to avoid introducing contaminants or foreign
objects into the system.
The boiler is set to an upper limit temperature
of 85°C, i.e., the temperature of the heat
transfer fluid (HTF) as it circulates around the
pipes, radiators, convectors, et al.
Alde recommends using the Alde 1900-811 or
839 twin-motor service pump to fill the system.
To fill the system by hand, unscrew the
expansion tank cap (Fig 2 [R]), and lift the
circulation pump (Fig 2 [S]) out of the tank (if
applicable). Carefully pour the HTF into the
tank, and repeat until the fluid level is about 1
cm above the MIN mark when cold.
Figure 2
To ensure the best performance from hydronic
heating, air must be able to circulate freely
around the back of the furniture (Fig 3). Air
vents, cut into the top and bottom of the
furniture must be unobstructed by carpets,
cushions, or stowage, etc.
The full length of a convector should be
ventilated for best performance.
Note: Use gas and electric heating
simultaneously for the best performance.
The boiler will only use as much energy as is
needed, and is 93% efficient on a SEBDUK
based test.
Figure 3
Bleeding Air
The HTF will contain some air. This is
unavoidable. Air bubbles can also be
introduced when the system is filled.
In a newly-filled central heating system, you
will need to bleed air from the bleed points
to ensure best performance. There is an
automatic air bleed valve on the boiler. There is
also an air vent on the expansion tank.
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The installer should fit bleed points elsewhere
Note: Contact the dealer or installer for
details on where the bleed points are in your
system, and how to access them.
To bleed the system, set the desired
temperature to 30°C and select gas heating on
the control panel.
If fitted set the 12v inline circulation pump on
the side of the boiler to speed 5 (Fig 1 [D]),by
turning the blue speed dial clockwise, on the
face of the pump motor. NB: Speed is not
adjustable if using the 12 V circulation pump
fitted in the expansion tank.
After 10 mins, set the pump back to its
normal running speed (2 for a caravan, 3 for a
motorhome).
Now power off the Alde 3020 Compact
HE boiler completely, making sure that the
circulation pump is not active.
Follow the flow pipe from the boiler, and bleed
the system at each bleed point.
If Alde bleed points have been fitted, these are
metal bleed screws mounted on black EPDM
rubber connectors (Fig 4). Have a cloth in
hand. To open, turn the screw anticlockwise
between thumb and forefinger. Air will hiss out.
When fluid trickles out, close the bleed screw
and mop up fluid with the cloth.
Fig 4
Move on to the next bleed point and repeat,
until all bleed points have been tended to.
Air Lock
If enough trapped air accumulates at one
point, an air lock can result and prevent the
circulation of hydronic heating.
A ramp or steep slope can be used to raise
one end of the vehicle, causing the trapped
air to shift around the system. Repeat the full
bleed procedure. A caravan can be slowly and
carefully tilted to reproduce this effect.
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in the system, especially where the pipes step
up and down, and on radiators and towel rails.
Air will accumulate at these high points and
become trapped.
To clear a stubborn air lock in under 15
minutes, an Alde-certified service agent can
use the Alde 1900-811 or 839 twin-motor
service pump.
230v ELECTRIC
The Alde 3020 Compact HE boiler has two
230 V electric heating elements, outputting
1050 W and 2100 W, or 3150 W combined,
and drawing 5 A, 9 A, and 14 A respectively
(rounded).
230v breakers, fuses, fused spurs and isolator
switches should be rated for 16 A.
Before using electric heating, check the
current limit on the electric supply you are
hooking up to.
• 6 A limit, only use 1 kW electric heating.
• 10 A limit, use 1–2 kW electric heating.
• 16 A limit, use 1–3 kW electric heating.
Note: If the electric supply has unstable
voltage, the amperage will also fluctuate.
LPG
LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) has two main
variants, propane and butane gas. The gas
heating in your Alde 3020 Compact boiler can
use propane or butane gas as fuel. Many LPG
fuels contain a mixture of propane, butane and
other additives.
BS 5482 Part 1 states, “For butane cylinders,
satisfactory service might not be obtained
at temperatures of less than 10°C; the most
suitable temperature range is from 13 to 30°C.
For temperatures less than 13°C, the use of
propane should be considered.”
For this reason, Alde recommends using
propane gas for all year round gas heating.
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LPG cylinders contain both gas and liquid
forms. When the cylinder is filled, high pressure
transforms the gas into liquid. The liquid
reverts to gas when the valve on the cylinder
is opened.
regulations must be adhered to.
LPG is a flammable gas. It can be a fire and
explosion hazard if stored or used incorrectly.
Store cylinders vertically and securely, to
prevent them from toppling.
Exhaust flue gas can cause possible burns
and poisoning. Avoid inhaling exhaust flue gas.
Do not mount your LPG cylinder horizontally
or use liquid phase gas cylinders. Liquid–gas
explosion may result. Read the product label
or contact product manufacturer for details.
LPG is heavier than air. Should a gas leak
occur, floor vents in a caravan or motorhome
should allow the gas to escape from the
vehicle. For this reason, always ensure floor
vents are unobstructed.
! WARNING: The boiler compartment
contains the gas connection, floor vents and
the flue hoses. Do not place stowage in the
boiler compartment.
In the event of a gas leak, or if you smell gas:
• Extinguish all naked flames
• Open all doors and windows
•C
lose all gas valves, including the valve on
the cylinder.
• Do not smoke.
•D
o not operate any electrical appliances or
switches.
•A
rrange for immediate inspection of the
gas system by a competent person in
accordance with current local regulations.
LPG from the cylinder is reduced in pressure
by a regulator, and is supplied to the boiler
at low pressure (30 mbar). Never use an
unregulated high pressure supply.
Where oil and dirt in the gas supply are a
concern, gas filters should be fitted to prevent
blockage of the boiler gas valve.
Gas heating must not be used whilst driving
your vehicle unless a safety shut-off device
is fitted to the gas system. Current local
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Flue
The burning of LPG produces CO² (carbon
dioxide), a non-toxic, asphyxiant gas.
! WARNING:
Do not position awnings, tents or other
enclosures around the flue terminal.
Air supply is essential for clean combustion.
The air intake is located in the flue terminal. For
best performance, the flue terminal should be
well vented. If leaving the gas heating unused
for a period, ensure the flue terminal is covered
to prevent pest animals nesting in the flue.
! WARNING:
Do not obstruct the flue. Be careful not to
flood the flue when washing the vehicle.
! WARNING: Air is sucked into the
combustion chamber via the air intake.
The gas heating must not be used when
refuelling the vehicle at the service station or
related facility.
Maintenance
There is no manufacturer’s service requirement
for the Alde 3020 Compact boiler itself.
Current local regulations must be adhered
to. The installation of the boiler should be
inspected annually for gas safety.
LPG hoses should be regularly checked for
signs of damage and should be replaced, at
maximum, after 3 years of use.
Bleed air from the system when newly filled,
when the vehicle has been standing unused
for a period, and before departing on holiday.
The fluid level in the expansion tank should be
about 1 cm above the MIN mark when cool.
The heat transfer fluid (HTF) should be topped
up if below this level, to prevent a break in
circulation. Only top up with compatible HTF.
! WARNING: Always replace the HTF in
accordance with the antifreeze product’s
lifespan. If in any doubt, replace the HTF
after 2 years.
Failure to maintain the condition of HTF may
result in frost and/or corrosion damage, and is
not covered under warranty.
If using the light duty 12v circulation pump in
the expansion tank, do not leave the central
heating on over winter, even with a low desired
temperature set.
Note: Air the vehicle over winter without
wearing out the light duty pump. Use
the programmable Alde control panel to
automatically heat the vehicle for 24 hours,
once a week.
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Never leave the system empty of HTF.
When the hot water cylinder is in continuous
use, it should be drained and refilled once a
month. This recreates the air cushion in the hot
water cylinder that absorbs pressure surges.
Winter
When camping in the winter, always ensure the
flue terminal remains unobstructed by snow
and ice. Extensions for roof flue terminals, and
condensate spouts for side flue terminals are
available from Alde.
Check the strength of the heat transfer fluid
(HTF) with a hydrometer and/or refractometer.
It should measure 50% ethylene glycol
antifreeze, or -35-37°C.
The central heating can still be used with no
freshwater in the system. The air in the hot
water cylinder is heated but no damage can
result.
! WARNING: Always drain down and
completely empty the hot water cylinder
when there is risk of frost, unless the vehicle
is explicitly stated to be self-winterising by
the vehicle manufacturer.
If camping in temperatures below -10°C,
consider carrying spare parts in the event
of an emergency. Alde recommends a 12v
circulation pump for the expansion tank (with
cabling), a PCB, and 4–5 litres of ready to use
antifreeze. These spare parts should be kept
well insulated and in the warmest part of the
vehicle; for example, in the wardrobe, near to
the expansion tank pipes.
If storing the vehicle for winter, ensure the flue
terminal is covered to prevent pest animals
nesting in the flue.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Trouble-Shooting
The Alde control panel will display any error
messages. See the Operating and Installation
Instructions supplied separately.
The system is completely dead, the
control panel is blank
• Check the 20 mm T3.15 Amp glass fuse in
the boiler. This is located under the lid of the
black plastic service hatch, in a green plastic
fuse holder.
• Use gas and electric heating.
• Check that vents in the furniture are not
obstructed.
• Check the condition of the heat transfer fluid.
• Most vehicles will reach a comfortable
temperature within an hour, in non-extreme
conditions.
• Check the 12v supply to the boiler, it should
be above 12v.
If problems persist, please contact contact
Alde, or your dealer or installer.
• Check the 12v cable is plugged into the
boiler. Check the cable is plugged into the
Alde control panel.
WARRANTY
The boiler will not ignite on gas
• Check the gas cylinder is full. Try a different
gas cylinder, ensuring it is propane gas.
• The system may not need to use gas
heating, if also using electric heating.
• The fluids in the boiler may already be at
operating temperature.
The boiler will not heat on 230 V electric
• Check that any 230v isolator switches are on
(they will often have an LED indicator).
• Check the 230v supply to the vehicle.
• The fluids in the boiler may already be at
operating temperature.
No hot water
• Check that hot water ignore is not activated
on the Alde control panel.
• Check that constant pumping is not
activated on the Alde control panel.
• Check for other conflicting settings on the
Alde control panel.
• Check the freshwater supply and water
pump.
No central heating
• Bleed the system of air.
• Check the fluid level in the expansion tank.
• Check that the circulation pump is
responding.
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• Check that hot water boost is not activated
on the Alde control panel.
Alde undertakes to rectify any manufacturing
defect or early component failure through
normal use that occurs within 12 months of
the installation date.
If your Alde boiler develops a fault, your first
action should be to contact your dealer or
installer, as they will be familiar with your
installation and vehicle, and how to make a
claim under warranty.
Alde International (UK) Ltd Huxley Close Park
Farm South Wellingborough Northamptonshire
NN8 6AB
Tel. 01933 677764
www.alde.co.uk
DOMETIC REFRIGERATOR
Guide to these operating instructions
Before you start using the refrigerator,please
read the operating instructions carefully.
These instructions provide you with the
necessary guidance for the proper use of your
refrigerator. Observe in particular the safety
instructions. Observation of the instructions
and handling recommendations is important
for dealing with the refrigerator safely and for
protecting you from injury and the refrigerator
from damage. You must understand what you
have read before you carry out a task.
Keep these instructions in a safe place close
to the refrigerator so they may be referred to
at any time.
Copyright protection
The information, texts and illustrations in these
instructions are copyright protected and are
subject to industrial property rights.
No part of these instructions may be
reproduced, copied or utilised in any other
way without written authorisation by Dometic
GmbH, Siegen.
Warranty
Warranty arrangements are in accordance
with EC Directive 44/1999/CE and the
normal conditions applicable for the country
concerned.
For warranty or other maintenance, please
contact our customer services department.
Any damage due to improper use is not
covered by the warranty. The warranty does
not cover any modifications to the appliance
or the use of non-original Dometic parts. The
warranty does not apply if the installation and
operating instructions are not adhered to and
no liability shall be entertained.
Limitation of liability
All information and guidance in these operating
instructions were prepared after taking into
consideration the applicable standards and
regulations as well as the current state of
the art. Dometic reserves the right to make
changes at any time which are deemed to be
in the interest of improving the product and
safety.
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Dometic absorption refrigerator
Dometic will assume no liability for damage in
the case of :
• Non-observation of the operating instructions
• Application not in accordance with the
regulations or provisions
• Use of non-original spare parts
• Modifications and interferences to the
appliance
• Effect of environmental influences, such as
- temperature fluctuations
- humidity
Customer services
Dometic offers a pan-European customer
service network. Find your authorised
customer service centre by calling the
phone number indicated in the EuroService
Network book, EuroService Network - which
accompanies every refrigerator. You can also
obtain the address information of the nearest
customer service from www.dometic.com.
When contacting Dometic Customer Services,
please state the model, product number and
serial number together with the MLC code,
if applicable. You will find this information on
the rating plate inside the refrigerator. We
recommend that you note this data in the
field provided on the front page of this
operation manual.
Spare parts
Parts can be ordered throughout Europe from
our customer services. Always give the model
and product number when you contact the
customer service! You will find this information
on the rating plate inside the refrigerator.
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Note: Refrigerators manufactured by
Dometic GmbH are free of CFC/HCFC
and HFC. Ammonia (a natural compound
of hydrogen and nitrogen) is used in the
cooling unit as a coolant. Non-ozonehazardous cyclopentane is used as a
propellant for manufacturing PU foam
insulation.
In order to ensure that the recyclable
packaging materials are re-used, they
should be sent to the customary local
collection system.
The appliance should be transferred to a
suitable waste disposal company that will
ensure re-use of the recyclable components
and proper disposal of the rest. For
eco-friendly draining of the coolant from
all absorber refrigeration units, a suitable
disposal plant should be used.
Energy-saving tips
• At an average ambient temperature of 25°C,
it is sufficient to operate the refrigerator at
middle thermostat setting.
• Where possible, always store precooled
products.
• Do not expose the refrigerator to direct
sunlight.
• Ensure that air circulation of the cooling unit
is not obstructed.
• Defrosting at regular intervals saves energy
(see “Defrosting”). Open the refrigerator
door only for a short period of time when
removing products.
• Run the refrigerator for about 12 hours
before filling it.
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Safety instructions
Application according to regulations
This refrigerator is designed for installation
in recreation vehicles such as caravans
or motorhomes. The appliance has been
type approval tested for this application in
accordance with the EC Gas Directive.
The refrigerator is to be used solely for storing
foodstuffs.
! WARNING: The refrigerator is
not suitable for the proper storage of
medication. Please observe in addition
the instructions in the medication package
inserts.
User’s responsibility
Anyone operating the refrigerator must be
familiar with the safe handling and understand
the advice in these operating instructions.
This appliance is not intended for use by
persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or
lack of experience and knowledge, unless they
are supervised or have been given instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety. Children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance
shall not be made by children.
[EN 60335-2-24, 7.12]
Protection of children when disposing of
the equipment
! WARNING: When disposing of the
refrigerator, detach all refrigerator doors and
leave the storage racks in the refrigerator.
In this way inadvertent entrapment and
suffocation is prevented.
! WARNING: Work on gas equipment,
exhaust system and electrical facilities must
be carried out by authorised personnel
only. Substantial damage to property and
/ or injury to persons can arise through
unprofessional procedures.
! WARNING: Never use an unshielded
flame to check gas bearing parts and pipes
for leakage!
There is a danger of fire or explosion.
! WARNING: Never open the absorber
cooling unit! It is under high pressure.
There is a danger of injury.
Information on coolant
Ammonia is used as a coolant. This is a natural
compound also used in household cleaning
agents (1 litre of Salmiak cleaner contains up
to 200g of ammonia - about twice as much as
is used in the refrigerator). Sodium chromate is
used for corrosion protection (1.8% by weight
of the solvent).
In the event of leakage (easily identifiable from
the strong odour), proceed as follows:
• Switch off the appliance.
• Air the room thoroughly.
• Inform authorised customer services.
Note: For your safety it was ascertained
in an expert’s report that no impairment
of health exists when the coolant is
discharged.
Operating the refrigerator with gas
It is imperative that the operating pressure
corresponds to the data specified on the rating
plate of the appliance. Compare the operating
pressure of the rating plate with the data
specified on the pressure reducing valve of the
liquid gas cylinder.
! WARNING: Operating the appliance with
gas is not permitted
• At petrol stations
• On ferry boats
• While transporting the motorhome by a
transporter or breakdown vehicle.
There is danger of fire!
Leave the equipment switched off
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Working upon and checking the
refrigerator
Safety instructions when
storing foodstuffs
Instructions for storing food in a
refrigerator:
No refrigerator of any kind can improve the
quality of the food; refrigerators can only
maintain the food’s quality for a short duration
as from the time of storing it.
Please observe the following particular
conditions for storing food in a refrigerator that
is built into a vehicle:
• A change in the climatic conditions such as
temperature fluctuations
• High temperatures inside the vehicle when
it is closed and parked in direct sunlight
(temperatures are possible up to 50°C)
• Use of the refrigerator during travel with the
power supply of 12V DC
• A refrigerator built in behind a window and
exposed to direct sunlight
• Storing the products too soon, i.e. shortly
after starting up the appliance for use
Under these particular conditions the
refrigerator cannot guarantee reaching the
temperature needed for perishables.
Perishables include all products with a
stipulated use-by date and a minimum storage
temperature of +4°C or less, especially for
meat, poultry, fish, sausages, pre-packed
foods.
• Pack raw and cooked foods separately (e.g.
in containers, aluminium foil, etc.).
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• Only remove the outside packaging of single
packs if all the necessary information, e.g.
the use-by date, can also be read on the
single packs.
• Do not leave cooled goods outside the
refrigerator for too long.
• Place the foods with the next use-by date at
the front, accordingly.
• Pack away any left-over food and eat at the
first opportunity.
• Wash your hands before and after handling
any food.
1 - Model Number
2 - Product Number
3 - Serial Number
4 - Electrical rating details
5 - Gas pressure
Note: The cooling unit’s performance is
influenced by ambient temperatures. Please
select the medium setting for ambient
temperatures between +15°C and +25°C
(refer to Setting of cooling compartment
temperature). The unit operates within its
optimum performance range.
• Regularly clean the inside of the refrigerator.
Please observe the instructions and
information regarding the use-by date on the
outside packaging of the food.
Please observe section “Cleaning” of this
instruction.
Refrigerator rating plate
The rating plate is to be found on the inside of
the refrigerator. It contains all important details
of the refrigerator. You can read off from this
the model identification, the product number
and the serial number. You will need these
details whenever you contact the customer
service centre or when ordering spare parts.
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Dometic refrigerators work according to the
absorption principle. For physical reasons,
an absorption system responds slowly to
changes made by the thermostat controller,
by loss of cooling energy through opening the
door or during storing food. The devices meet
the cooling performance requirements of the
Climatic Class SN acc. to EN/ISO 7371 in the
temperature range of +10°C to +32°C ambient
temperature.
For temperatures below +10°C, winter covers
should be installed. For ambient temperatures
exceeding +32°C for a longer period of time, it
is recommended installing Dometic additional
fan (item no. 241 2985 -00).
2
1
1
8
3
4
5
9
1
6
RMx 8xx1 / MES
7
Fig. 5
RMx 8xx0 / Battery igniter
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Description of refrigerator
1
RMx 8xx5 / AES
1 - Operating controls
2 - Door locking button
3 - Freezer compartment (removable)
4 - Insertable grid shelf (available as option,
to be used when freezer compartment is
removed)
5 - Post-evaporator for cooling compartment
6 - Condensation water drain channel
7 - Vegetable bin
8 - Upper door shelf with flap, egg shelf
available as option may be inserted
9 - Lower door shelf with bottle holders
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Description of fridge freezer
1
2
3
7
4
5
6
8
Fig. 3
1 - Freezer compartment
2 - Operating controls
3 - Post-evaporator for cooling compartment
4 - Condensation water drain channel
5 - Data plate
6 - Vegetable bin
7 - Upper door shelf with flap, egg shelf
available as option may be inserted
8 - Lower door shelf with bottle holders
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1
2
3
4
6
7
8
Automatic energy selection /
automatic ignition (RM 8xx5) AES
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Fig. 8
8
Fig. 9
1 - Power ON/OFF switch
1 - Power ON/OFF switch
2 - Energy selector button 230V ~
2 - Energy selector button 230V ~
3 - Energy selector button GAS
3 - Energy selector button GAS
4 - Energy selector button 12V =
4 - Energy selector button 12V =
6 - Temperature level selection
5 - Selector button “AUTOMATIC”
7 - Temperature level display
6 - Temperature level selection
8 - Indicator LED failure / Reset button
GAS FAILURE
7 - Temperature level display
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Manual energy selection /
automatic ignition (RM 8xx1) MES
8 - Indicator LED failure / Reset button
GAS FAILURE
Switching ON/OFF
• Switch ON by pressing button (1), 2s
Switching ON/OFF
• Switch OFF by pressing button (1), > 2s
• Switch ON by pressing button (1), 2s
230V AC operation
• Switch OFF by pressing button (1), > 2s
• Select “Mains voltage” by pressing button (2)
Manual operation
• Set temperature step by pressing button (6)
• Select energy source with buttons (2,3,4)
12V DC operation (vehicle’s battery)
• Set temperature step by pressing button (6)
• Select “Battery voltage” by pressing
button (4)
Automatic operation
• Set temperature step by pressing button (6)
Gas operation
• Select “Gas” by pressing button (3)
• Set temperature step by pressing button (6)
• Change over to “Automatic” with button (5)
Automatical energy selection (if available)
Sequence of priority:
1.) Solar (12V -)
2.) 230V ~
3.) 12V 4.) Liquid gas
• Set temperature step by pressing button (6)
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RM 8xx1 models MES appliances
(manual energy selection)
Setting of cooling compartment
temperature
Electrical operation
1
6
2
3
7
4
Fig. 18
Fig. 16
To start the refrigerator, press button (1) for 2
seconds.
The refrigerator starts with the last selected
type of energy.
230V operation :
Press button (2) :
12V operation :
Press button (4) :
Select the desired cooling compartment
temperature by pressing button (6) .
The LED display (7) of the selected
temperature setting is illuminated.
The scale starts with MIN position at the left
LED position (small bar = highest temperature)
and climbs up to MAX position at the right LED
position (large bar = lowest temperature).
Note: The temperature levels do not relate
to absolute temperature values.
Gas operation
RM 8xx5 models
Manual operation
1
3
Fig. 17
Gas operation :
2
Note: The flame extinguishes after
reaching the preset cooling compartment
temperature and ignites again if the cooling
compartment temperature increases again.
If the flame is not lit after the first ignition
attempt, the automatic igniter repeats the
ignition twice (duration 30 s) at time intervals
of 2 minutes. If the flame is not lit afterwards,
a fault is indicated.
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4
Abb. 19
Press button (3) :
The ignition process is activated automatically
by means of an automatic igniter.
3
To start the refrigerator, press button (1) for 2
seconds.
The refrigerator starts with the last selected
type of energy.
230V operation :
Press button (2) :
12V operation :
Press button (4) :
Gas operation :
Press button (3) :
1
5
Fig. 20
To start the refrigerator, press button (1) for 2
seconds.
The refrigerator starts with the last selected
type of energy.
Automatic operation :
Press button(5) : A
Upon switching on, the electronics
automatically selects one of the three possible
energy types: 230V - 12V - liquid gas. The
control electronics automatically ensures that
the refrigerator is supplied with the optimum
source of energy in each respective case.
Sequence of priority:
1.) Solar (12V -)
2.) 230V ~
3.) 12V 4.) Liquid gas
Note: If sufficient mains voltage is available
(more than 195 V), this power source is
selected as prime option. If a solar system
capable of powering the refrigerator is
installed, the solar 12V supply takes priority.
The 12V operation is otherwise only effective
while the engine is running.
According to the sequence of priority the
electronics selects GAS as energy source only,
if both of the electrical energy source are not
available.
Manual operation is possible at any time.
Note: In order to prevent unintended
switching to gas operation during refuelling,
the electronic system starts gas operation
of the refrigerator after the motor has been
turned off for 15 minutes. During this period
the appliance is ready for operation (“standby”). The temperature level LEDs do not light
then while all other indicators remain active.
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Refuelling while in AES mode operation
Automatic operation
! WARNING: The use of unshielded
flames is prohibited in petrol station
environments. Should the refuelling stop
last longer than 15 minutes, the refrigerator
has to be switched off or switched over to
another energy type.
Additional features (MES / AES)
• The brightness of the display reduces after a
WARNING!
few seconds
if no other buttons are pressed.
The indicator lights again if a button is
pressed. Press the button again to activate
the required function.
• Failures are indicated by flashing of the failure
indicator LED.
• Should the door be kept open for too long
(more than 2 minutes), an acoustic signal is
initiated (pulsing whistle tone).
• Should the electronic control detect any
failure, an acoustic signal will sound (pulsing
whistle tone). At the same time the display
starts flashing (for trouble-shooting, please
refer to page 150).
Gas operation with internal batteries
(optional)
An optional battery compartment in the
electronics case for internal (self-contained)
power supply of the electronics is available
for the model variants RM 8xx1 and RM 8xx5
(appliances with electronics).
Note: For Setting of cooling compartment
temperature see point “4.7.2”
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Battery compartment
Fig. 21
Load the battery compartment with batteries
(8 x AA 1.5 V) before operating the refrigerator.
All operating modes can be selected while the
on-board 12 V DC power supply is active. The
internal voltage is disconnected.
If the on-board 12 V DC power supply is not
present or there is an interruption of the mains
power supply during operation, the electronics
automatically switch to the internal (battery)
power supply.
The refrigerator can now only be operated
in the gas mode. All LED indicators except
the GAS LED are not lit during operation with
internal batteries. The GAS LED flashes every
15 seconds.
If a button is pressed, the temperature level
LEDs (7) also light. If the battery voltage
. is too
low, an acoustic signal (whistle tone) sounds
every 15 seconds. Then replace the batteries
in the battery compartment.
Inserting / changing the batteries
Switch off the refrigerator, as described in
section “Shutting of the refrigerator”.
press
Opening battery compartment
Fig. 22
pull out
Fig. 23
Note: Batteries (8 x AA 1.5V) are not
included!
! WARNING:
• Observe the correct polarity!
• Do not connect non-rechargeable
batteries to a charger.
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the
battery compartment before charging.
• Avoid short circuits on the contacts in the
battery compartment!
• Remove discharged batteries.
• Remove the batteries from the battery
compartment if the refrigerator will not be
used for a long time.
• Do not mix different types of batteries.
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The control panel buttons are not accessible
when the refrigerator door is closed. Open the
bottom door to reach the operating buttons.
Depending on the door opening direction,
there are two LEDs on the left or right edge of
the control panel. The outer LED (1) indicates
that the refrigerator is operational (blue). The
other LED (2) lights red in the event of a fault.
2
9 - Indicator LED failure /
Reset button GAS FAILURE
Switching ON/OFF
• Switch ON by pressing button (1), 2s
• Switch OFF by pressing button (1), > 2s
230V AC operation
• Select “Mains voltage” by pressing button (2)
• Set temperature step by pressing button (7)
12V DC operation (vehicle’s battery)
1
• Select “Battery voltage” by pressing
button (4)
Fig. 4
Indicator LEDs
8 - Temperature level display
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Explanation of operating controls
Fridge / Freezer models
Refrigerators for self-contained (gas) operation
contain two battery compartments in the
control panel which are located on the left and
right next to the button bar.
• Set temperature step by pressing button (7)
Gas operation
• Select “Gas” by pressing button (3)
• Set temperature step by pressing button (7)
Automatic energy selection / automatic
ignition (RMD 8xx5) AES
Fig. 5
Operating controls without battery compartments
L
R
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Fig. 8
1 - Power ON/OFF switch
Operating controls with battery compartments (L, R)
2 - Energy selector button 230V ~
Manual energy selection / automatic
ignition (RMD 8xx1) MES
3 - Energy selector button GAS
4 - Energy selector button 12V =
5 - Selector button “AUTOMATIC”
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
Fig. 7
1 - Power ON/OFF switch
2 - Energy selector button 230V ~
3 - Energy selector button GAS
6 - Frameheating
7 - Temperature level selection
8 - Temperature level display
9 - Indicator LED failure /
Reset button GAS FAILURE
Switching ON/OFF
4 - Energy selector button 12V =
• Switch ON by pressing button (1), 2s
6 - Frameheating
• Switch OFF by pressing button (1), > 2s
7 - Temperature level selection
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Manual operation
• Select energy source with buttons (2,3,4)
• Set temperature step by pressing button (7)
Automatic operation
• Change over to “Automatic” with button (5)
Automatical energy selection (if available)
Sequence of priority:
1.) Solar (12V -)
2.) 230V ~
3.) 12V 4.) Liquid gas
If the battery voltage is too low, an acoustic
signal (whistle tone) sounds every 15 seconds.
Then replace the batteries in the battery
compartment.
1
open
press
Fig. 15
Opening left battery compartment
1
press
• Set temperature step by pressing button (7)
open
Gas operation with internal batteries
(optional)
An optional battery compartment in the
electronics case for internal (self-contained)
power supply of the electronics is available for
the model variants RMd 85x1 and RMD 85x5
(appliances with electronics).
Opening right battery compartment
Fig. 16
2
Note: Batteries (8 x AA 1.5V) are not
included!
Left battery compartment
Fig. 14
Load the battery compartment with batteries
(8 x AA 1.5 V) before operating the refrigerator.
All operating modes can be selected while the
on-board 12 V DC power supply is active. The
internal voltage is disconnected.
If the on-board 12 V DC power supply is not
present or there is an interruption of the mains
power supply during operation, the electronics
automatically switch to the internal (battery)
power supply. The refrigerator can now only be
operated in the gas mode.
All LED indicators except the GAS LED are
not lit during operation with internal batteries.
The GAS LED flashes every 15 seconds. If a
button is pressed, the temperature level LEDs
(7) also light.
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! WARNING:
• Observe the correct polarity!
• Do not connect non-rechargeable
batteries to a charger.
• Remove rechargeable batteries from the
battery compartment before charging.
• Avoid short circuits on the contacts in the
battery compartment!
• Remove discharged batteries.
• Remove the batteries from the battery
compartment if the refrigerator will not be
used for a long time.
• Do not mix different types of batteries.
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Refrigerator compartments
Frame heating
All models are equipped with a frame
heating (12VDC/3,5W) around the freezer
compartment. During summer months with
high temperatures and humidity the metal
frame may have water droplets forming. To
evaporate these droplets switch on the frame
heating with button (6).
5
1
6
2
6
8
3
7
4
Fig. 18
The operating time of the frame heater can
be set to 2 hours, 5 hours or continuous
operation. After selecting the operating time
using the button (6), the temperature level
indicator (8) is extinguished for a short time to
show the set operating time for a few seconds.
The display then returns to the temperature
level indicator.
Operating time: 2 hours
Press button (6) once Display
1 - Freezer compartment :
already frozen food (deep-frozen food)
2 - Middle compartment:
Dairy products, convenience food
3 - Bottom compartment:
Meat, fish, food for defrosting
4 - Vegetable compartment:
Salads, vegetables, fruit
5 - Top door shelf:
Eggs, butter
1x
Operating time: 5 hours
Press button (6) twice Fig. 37
Display
6 - Middle door shelf:
Cans, dressings, ketchup, jam
7 - Bottom door shelf (drinks compartment):
Drinks in bottles or bags
2x
Removable freezer compartment
Permanent Operation
Press button (6) three times
Display
3x
! WARNING: In order to prevent discharge
of the onboard battery, change the frame
heater from continuous operation to another
operating time or switch it off.
Fig. 32
Note: The frame heater is active for 30
minutes after switching on and then
switches itself off and on again at time
intervals of 5 minutes.
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To enlarge the cooling compartment, just
remove the freezer compartment.
1. Unlock the freezer compartment on both
sides.
2. Pull the freezer compartment out.
Store the freezer compartment safely in order
to prevent damage
Note: Once the freezer compartment is
removed, an additional storage rack (3.)
may be installed. The storage rack is a
piece of extra equipment and may be
obtained from Dometic.
Fastening
Fig. 26
Fig. 27
Releasing
Fig. 28
Fig. 29
Door locking
! WARNING: As a basic rule, shut
and lock the refrigerator before you start
your journey!
Lighting
The interior lighting is controlled using a door
contact. Should the door be kept open more
than 2 minutes, an acoustic signal is initiated
(pulsing whistle tone). (except for models with
battery igniter).
Fig. 24
Fig. 25
Open the door by pressing the locking button
and pull open (see Fig. 24).
Shut the door again by pushing it to close. The
snapping into the lock can be heard.
While the vehicle is parked, the locking hook
may be fixed to facilitate opening of the door
(Fig. 26-27).
Fig. 30
Fastening and releasing the, door lock
hook when parking the vehicle
If the vehicle is parked for a longer period
of time, the locking hook may be clamped
by means of a lockbar. The door may now
be opened by just pulling it without need of
pressing the locking button.
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Note: Please contact the authorised
Dometic Service if a failure occurs.
5 - Vegetable compartment:
Salads, vegetables, fruit
6 - Top door shelf:
Eggs, butter
7 - Middle door shelf:
Cans, dressings, ketchup, jam
8 - Bottom door shelf (drinks compartment):
Drinks in bottles or bags
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Positioning the storage racks
Shutting off the refrigerator
Fig. 31
The storage racks may be pulled out by
smoothly lifting them and may be positioned
as desired.
• Switch off the refrigerator by pressing button
(1) (s. 4.5). Keep button (1) pressed for 3
seconds. The display disappears and the
appliance is fully switched off .
• Release the locking mechanism (Fig. 30-31)
of the door lock by pushing it and shift it to
the front. If the door is shut in this position,
a small gap is nevertheless kept open to
prevent formation of mildew.
Refrigerator compartments
1
6
2
Fig. 30
• If the refrigerator is to be taken out of service
for an extended period of time, close the
onboard shut-off valve and the cylinder valve.
7
3
4
5
Fig. 31
Defrosting
8
Fig. 29
1 - Freezer compartment :
already frozen food (deep-frozen food)
2 - Top compartment:
convenience food
As time goes by, frost builds up on the fins
inside the refrigerator. A layer of frost thicker on
one side may occur and does not represent a
malfunction. When this layer of frost is about
0.118 inches (3 mm) thick, the refrigerator
should be defrosted.
• Switch off the refrigerator, as described in
section 4.14 Shutting of the refrigerator.
• Remove all food and the ice cube tray.
3 - Middle compartment:
Dairy products, convenience food
• Leave the refrigerator door open to allow air
to enter and to prevent formation of mildew.
4 - Bottom compartment:
Meat, fish, food for defrosting
• After defrosting (freezer compartment
and fins free of frost), wipe both cooling
compartments dry with a cloth.
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Storing food and making
ice cubes
Storing products in the cooling
compartment
• Switch the refrigerator on approx. 12 hours
before filling it.
• Always store pre-cooled foods in the
refrigerator. Make sure that the food is well
cooled when it is bought and also when
transporting it. Use insulated cooling bags.
When ambient temperatures are lower than
+10°C and the refrigerator is exposed to these
temperatures for extended periods of time, an
even regulation of freezer temperature cannot
be guaranteed for system related reasons. This
can cause the temperature in the freezer to
rise and the stored goods to melt.
Making ice cubes
Ice cubes are best frozen overnight. At night,
the refrigerator has less work to do and the
unit has more reserves.
• Open the refrigerator door only for a short
period of time when removing products.
• Products must be packed - best of all in
closed containers, wrapped in aluminium
foil or similar - and stored separately from
each other, in order to prevent drying out or
odours.
• Allow foods that have been warmed up to
cool down before storing.
• Avoid storing products in the refrigerator that
could emit volatile flammable gases.
Fig. 27
1. Fill the ice cube tray with drinking water.
•Do not overfill the storage grids and
compartments to prevent obstructing the
internal air circulation.
• Maintain a clearance of approx. 5 - 10
mm between chilled products and postevaporator (“cooling fins”).
• Do not expose the refrigerator to direct
sunlight. Please bear in mind that the
temperature inside a closed vehicle increases
sharply if exposed to sunlight and that this
can reduce the efficiency of the refrigerator.
• Ensure that air circulation of the cooling unit
is not obstructed. Keep the ventilation grilles
free from obstructions.
• The freezer compartment is suitable for
making ice cubes and for short-term storage
of frozen food. It is not suitable as a means
of freezing foods.
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Fig. 28
2. Place the ice cube tray in the freezer
compartment.
! WARNING: Only use drinking water!
Winter operation
Fig. 41
1
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Shutting off the refrigerator
Fig. 35
In winter, check that the ventilation grilles and
the exhaust duct system (1) have not been
blocked by snow, leaves, etc.
Fig. 42
Fig. 43
CAUTION!
• For battery igniter models, set energy
selector switch (1) to position “OFF”. The
appliance is switched off (Fig. 40).
• Switch off MES and AES models by pressing
button (2). Keep button (2) pressed for 3
seconds. The display disappears and the
appliance is fully switched off (Fig. 40).
• Release the locking mechanism of the door
lock by pushing it and shift it to the front.
If the door is shut in this position, a small
gap is nevertheless kept open to prevent
formation of mildew.
• If the refrigerator is to be taken out of service
for an extended period of time, close the
onboard shut-off valve and the cylinder valve.
2
Fig. 36
When the outside temperature falls below
+10°C, the winter covers should be fitted.
This protects the unit from excessively cold
air which could have adverse effects on the
performance of the unit
Note: You should also attach the winter
covers if the vehicle is taken out of service
for a longer period of time or while it is being
cleaned from the outside.
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Winter operation (fridge freezer models)
In winter, check that the ventilation grilles and
the exhaust duct system (1) have not been
blocked by snow, leaves, etc.
1
Fig. 32
When the outside temperature falls below
+10°C, the winter covers (2) should be fitted.
This protects the unit from excessively cold
air which could have adverse effects on the
performance of the unit.
< +10°C
2
Fig. 33
You should also attach the winter covers if
the vehicle is taken out of service for a longer
period of time or while it is being cleaned from
the outside.
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Failure: The refrigerator does not cool
sufficiently.
Possible cause
Action you can take
Inadequate ventilation to the unit
Check that the ventilation grilles are not
covered
Thermostat setting is too low
Set thermostat to a higher level
The condenser is heavily frosted
Check that the refrigerator door closes
properly
Too much warm food has been stores inside
within a short period of time
Allow warm food to cool down before storage
The appliance has been running for only a
short period of time
Check whether the cooling compartment
works after approx 4-5 hours
Ambient temperatures too high
Regularly remove ventilation grilles.
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Troubleshooting
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in
gas operation mode.
Possible cause
Action you can take
Gas cylinder empty
Change gas cylinder
Is the upstream shut-off device open?
Open shut-off device
Air in the gas pipe?
Switch off the appliance and start again. Repeat this procedure 3-4 times, if necessary.
Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in
12 V operation.
Possible cause
Action you can take
On-board fuse defective
Fit new fuse
On-board battery displaced
Check battery, charge it
Engine not running
Start engine
Heating element defective (please refer to
failure indication)
Please inform the Dometic Customer Services.
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Failure: The refrigerator does not cool in
230 V operation.
Possible cause
Action you can take
On-board fuse defective
Fit new fuse
Vehicle not connected to mains supply
voltage
Make a connection to a mains power supply
AES: Gas operation despite connection to the
mains supply voltage?
Appliance switches to gas operation due to
insufficient mains supply voltage (automatically switches back to 230 V operation)
Heating element defective (please refer to
failure indication
Please inform Dometic Customer Services
Information on failure display
and trouble-shooting
• Refrigerators with an electronics system
(MES, AES) indicate the occurence of a
malfunction by the LED or display flashing.
• If a malfunction occurs, the indicator LED
“Failure” (8) flashes simultaneously. In the
case of AES models an acoustic alarm
sounds.
Before notifying the authorised Service Center,
please check whether:
• the instructions in section “Operating the
refrigerator” have been observed.
• the refrigerator stands level.
• it is possible to operate the refrigerator with
any available power source.
Status indicators
1
2
3
4
6
7
MES
1 - Button ON / OFF
2 - Energy selector switch 230 V AC
3 - Energy selector switch GAS
4 - Energy selector switch 12V DC
6 - temperature level button
7 - temperature level display
8 - fault LED / GAS FAULT reset button
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8
Fig. 51
Indicator
Fault
Remedy
(2) and (8)
230 V mode:
"230V" not available or voltage too
low
Check mains power connection, mains voltage,
fuse
12 V mode:
"12V" not available
or voltage too low
Check 12V connection, on-board battery, fuse
Gas mode:
Flame not ignited
Check gas supply (gas bottle, gas valve)
Acoustic signal,
15s at two minute
intervals
Interior lighting is
switched on
Close door, check door contact
(2) and (7)
230 V mode:
230V heating element defective
Arrange replacement of 230V heating element,
contact Customer Service
12 V mode:
12V heating element defective
Arrange replacement of 12V heating element,
contact Customer Service
Temperature sensor
without contact or
defective
Contact Customer Service
Burner defective
or cooling unit
defective
Check burner, burner nozzles, if
necessary contact Customer Service and
arrange replacement
flashing and acoustic signal 20s
(4) and (8)
flashing and acoustic signal 20s
(3) and (8)
flashing and acoustic signal 20s
flashing and acoustic signal 20s
(4) and (7)
flashing and acoustic signal 20s
(7)
flashing and acoustic signal 20s
(3) and (7)
flashing and acoustic signal 20s
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Operation with on-board
12 v power supply
Press the (8) button after clearing the fault
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Operation with batteries
(internal power supply)
Indicator
Fault
Remedy
(3) and (8)
Flame not ignited
Check gas supply (gas bottle, gas valve)
Burner defective
or cooling unit
defective
Check burner, burner nozzles, if necessary contact Customer Service and arrange replacement
Acoustic signal at
15 second intervals
Undervoltage
detection (internal
batteries)
Replace batteries
Automatic switching from external
to internal power
supply does not
function (absence
of the onboard 12V
power supply for
the electronics)
Refrigerator does
not function, gas
operation not
possible although
the batteries are
inserted
Switch off the refrigerator and start again
Press the (8) button after clearing the fault
flashing brightly
(3) and (7)
flashing brightly
The onboard power supply was interrupted during
the starting of the gas operation
Note: No automatic switching is performed during
the ignition.
COOKER OPERATION
Burner operation
Fig. 1
Important
• Although each burner will support pans from
10 to 22cm, care should be taken not to
overload the appliance as performance may
be reduced.
• The following pan sizes are the maximum:
- Auxiliary Burner:- Ø200mm Semi-Rapid
Burner:- 2x Ø200mm or 1x Ø220mm with
1x Ø180mm
Electric Hotplate:- Ø180mm
•W
hen using small pans the flames should
not spread beyond the base of the pan as
this will reduce the efficiency of the burner.
•A
void old or misshapen pans as these may
cause instability.
•T
he lid must be opened fully prior to using
the hotplate burners.
Using the Hotplate Gas Burners
2. Flame supervision: Each burner is
controlled individually and is monitored
by a thermocouple probe. In the event
of the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control and
do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute.
3. To light: Push in the control knob and turn
to full rate – see Fig.1. Hold a lighted match
or taper to the burner and push the control
knob in and hold. It is necessary to hold
the knob depressed after the burner has
ignited for approximately 10 - 15 seconds,
to allow the thermocouple probe to reach
temperature, before releasing the knob.
Should the flame go out when the knob is
released, the procedure should be repeated
holding the knob depressed for slightly
longer.
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Cooker 3 burner with combined
grill and oven / cooker 3 burner
+ electric hotplate with separate
grill and oven
4. For models fitted with Spark Ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia. If
the burner has not lit within 15 seconds
the control knob should be released and
the burner left for at least 1 minute before a
further attempt to ignite the burner.
5. For simmering, turn the knob further anticlockwise to the low rate position.
6. To turn off: Turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel. Always make
sure the control knob is in the off position
when you have finished using the hotplate
burners.
Operation
Using the Electric Hotplate
Ensure the electricity is switched on.
1. Ensure gas cylinder is connected and
turned on and the shut off valve at the
manifold is open. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder and contact supplier.
The hotplate control is numbered from 1 to 6.
To turn it on, rotate the knob either clockwise
or anti-clockwise to the required position.
Position 1 is the coolest setting.
To turn the hotplate off, rotate the knob until
the line or pointer on the knob lines up with the
zero on the control panel.
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The hotplate is a sealed construction and
transfers heat through conduction. For
maximum efficiency a correctly sized pan with
a flat heavy gauge base should be used. Pan
size should be the same or slightly larger (up to
1” / 2.5cm oversize).
Before using your hotplate for the first time, we
recommend that you prime and then season it.
To prime the Hotplate
Switch on the hotplate for a short period,
without a pan, to harden and burn off the
coating.
Use a medium to high setting for 3 – 5
minutes. A non toxic smoke may occur during
this process. Allow it to cool, then season.
To season the Hotplate
First heat the hotplate for 30 seconds on
a medium setting, then switch off. Pour a
minimal amount of unsalted vegetable oil onto
a clean dry cloth or paper towel, and apply a
thin coat of oil to the hotplate surface. Wipe
off any excess oil, then heat the hotplate on
a medium setting for 1 minute. Occasional
seasoning will help to maintain the Hotplate’s
appearance.
! WARNING:
• Glass lids may shatter when heated. Turn
off the hotplate and allow it to cool before
closing the glass lid.
• Remove all spillage from the surface of the
glass lid before opening.
• The glass lid has the tendency to snap
shut towards the end of lowering.
This is caused by the travel lock action of
the hinges as it is activated.
Make sure all fingers are removed from
appliance when closing the lid.
! WARNING: The use of the electric
hotplate and gas hobs will generate heat.
We recommend, to avoid excess build-up
of heat around the cooker area, the window
is left opened when cooking to allow for
additional ventilation.
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IMPORTANT
• Depending on specification, your appliance
may be fitted with a glass lid shut-off system,
which cuts off the power to all hotplate
burners (gas and electric) if the lid is closed.
• Ensure the glass lid is in the open and
upright position before turning on the
hotplate burners.
• Not all models are fitted with the shut-off
system.
Operation
! WARNING:
• The grill must only be used with the door
open.
• On combined grill and oven cookers the
heat deflector below the fascia should be
pulled out prior to lighting the grill. Never
adjust the heat deflector position without
using hand protection i.E. Oven gloves.
See fig 3
On separate grill and oven cookers the grill
area can get hot when the oven is in use,
even if the grill is switched off.
• Care should be taken when removing
pans from the grill, i.e. use of oven gloves,
and by making use of the removal grill pan
handle.
Important
• The grill pan supplied is multi functional, for
use in grill or oven.
• The handle design allows removal or
insertion whilst the pan is in use.
• Always remove the handle when the pan is
in use.
• The grill MUST only be used with the door
open.
automatically cut off the gas supply in the
event of the flame going out. In the event
of the burner flames being accidentally
extinguished, turn off the burner control and
do not attempt to re-ignite the burner for at
least one minute.
8. It is normal for the flames on this burner to
develop yellow tips as it heats up.
9. A reversible grill pan trivet enables the
correct grilling height to be achieved.
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
Fast Toasting
trivet in high position
Grilling Sausages
trivet in high position
2. To light: Open door, push in the control
knob and turn to full rate – see Fig 1
(page 153). Hold a lighted match or taper
to the burner and push the control knob in
and hold. The burner should ignite and the
control knob should be held in for 10 -15
seconds before release.
Grilling Chops, etc trivet in low position
If the burner goes out, repeat procedure
holding control knob for slightly longer.
3. For models fitted with Spark Ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open, and if the burner has not lit within
15 seconds the control knob should be
released and the grill left for at least 1
minute before a further attempt to ignite the
burner.
4. Note: the grill must only be used with the
door open.
5. On first use of the grill, it should be heated
for about 20 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the food being cooked.
A non-toxic smoke may occur when using
for the first time so open any windows
and turn on mechanical ventilators to help
remove the smoke.
6. Although the grill does heat up quickly, a
few minutes preheat is recommended.
7. Flame Failure Device (FFD): the grill burner is
fitted with a flame sensing probe, which will
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Using the Grill
Grilling Steak/Bacontrivet in high position
Slow Grilling
trivet removed
10. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel. Always make
sure the control knob is in the off position
when you have finished grilling.
Important:
• The pan supplied with the appliance is multi
functional, for use either whilst grilling or
when using the oven.
• The handle design allows removal or
insertion whilst the pan is in use.
! WARNING: Pans must not touch the
glass lid.
Note: To avoid heat build up around the hob
open the kitchen window slightly to allow the
heat to dissipate.
Operation
Important
• The appliance is fitted with a cooling system.
The cooling fans should automatically switch
on a couple of minutes after the grill and/or
oven is turned on, and will remain on even
after the appliance has been switched off.
• The fans should automatically switch off a
few minutes after the appliance has been
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switched off, when the front of the appliance
has cooled sufficiently.
• A constant 12V supply is necessary at all
times to ensure the cooling system operates
correctly.
Using the Oven
1. Ensure gas cylinder/supply is connected
and turned on. In the event of a gas smell
turn off at gas cylinder/mains and contact
supplier.
2. To light: Open door, push in the control knob
and turn to full rate (240°C). Hold a lighted
match or taper to the burner and push the
control knob in and hold. The burner should
ignite and the control knob should be held
in for 10 -15 seconds before release. If the
burner goes out, repeat procedure holding
control knob for slightly longer.
3. For models fitted with Spark Ignition the
procedure is similar except that the burner
can be ignited by depressing the ignition
button, which is located on the fascia.
Ignition must be carried out with the door
open, and if the burner has not lit within
15 seconds the control knob should be
released and the oven left for at least 1
minute before a further attempt to ignite
the burner.
4. Place the oven shelf in the required position
and close the door. Set control knob to
approximately 200°C and heat the oven
for about 30 minutes to eliminate any
residual factory lubricants that might impart
unpleasant smells to the meals being
cooked. A non-toxic smoke may occur
when using for the first time so open any
windows and turn on mechanical ventilators
to help remove the smoke.
5. Although the oven does heat up quickly, it
is recommended that a 10 minute preheat
be allowed. The oven should be up to full
temperature in about 15-20mins.
6. To turn off: turn the control knob until the
line on the control knob is aligned with the
dot on the control panel.
7. Shelf: the shelf has been designed to allow
good circulation at the rear of the oven and
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is also fitted with a raised bar to prevent
trays or dishes making contact with the
back of the oven. To remove a shelf, pull
forward until it stops, raise at front and
remove.
! WARNING: The pans and trays supplied
with this appliance are the maximum sizes
recommended for use. Larger pans and
trays may restrict good circulation of heat,
increasing cooking times.
Oven Temperature Control
The temperature in the oven is controlled by
a thermostatic gas tap and is variable over
the range 130°C to 240°C. Approximate
temperatures for the settings on the control
knob are shown in the table below. The
temperatures indicated refer to the centre of
the oven and at any particular setting the oven
will be hotter at the top and cooler towards
the base.
The variation between top and centre, and
centre to bottom is approximately equivalent
to one gas mark. Good use can be made
of the temperature variation in several
dishes requiring different temperatures may
be cooked at the same time. In this way
maximum benefit can be obtained from the
gas used to heat the oven. Care should be
taken not to overload the oven, adequate
spacing being used to allow free circulation for
heat.
Operation
Cooking Guidelines
Best results will be obtained by the shelf
positions in this guide. It is not necessary to
preheat the oven but advisable for a range of
dishes. The oven is capable of full temperature
in 15-20 minutes.
Most cookery books give details of the
shelf positions and gas mark settings for
each recipe. If in doubt about a recipe you
intend to use, study the recipe carefully
then find a similar dish in our guide and
use our shelf position and gas mark setting
recommendation.
Gas
Mark
Temperature
(Centre - Shelf Pos. 2)
1/4 - 1/2
265 - 275°F
130-135°C
1
285
140
2
300
150
3
330
165
4
355
180
5
385
195
6
410
210
7
430
220
8
445
230
9
465
240
Leaks
If a smell of gas becomes apparent, the
supply should be turned off at the cylinder
IMMEDIATELY. Extinguish naked lights
including cigarettes and pipes. Do not
operate electrical switches. Open all doors
and windows to disperse any gas escape.
LPG gas is heavier than air; any escaping
gas will therefore collect at a low level. The
strong unpleasant smell of gas will enable
the general area of the leak to be detected.
Check that the gas is not escaping from an
unlighted appliance. Never check for leaks
with a naked flame, leak investigation should
be carried out using a leak detector spray.
Maintenance & servicing
Important
Do’s and don’ts
• Shut off gas supply at isolating valve, switch
off electric supply and ensure all parts are
cool before cleaning or servicing
Do read the user instructions carefully before
using the appliance for the first time.
• All servicing must be carried out by an
approved competent person.
Do allow the oven to heat before using for the
first time, in order to expel any smells before
the introduction of food.
• After each service the appliance must be
checked for gas soundness
Do clean the appliance regularly.
Do remove spills as soon as they occur.
Do always use oven gloves when removing
food shelves and trays from the oven.
Do check that controls are in the off position
when finished.
Don’t allow children near the cooker when in
use. Turn pan handles away from the front so
that they cannot be caught accidentally.
Don’t allow fats or oils to build up in the oven
trays or base.
Don’t use abrasive cleaners or powders that
will scratch the surfaces of the appliance.
Don’t under any circumstances use the oven
as a space heater.
Don’t put heavy objects onto open grill and
oven doors.
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Shelf positions are from the top down. When
roasting with aluminium foil care must be taken
that the foil does not impair circulation or block
the oven flue outlet.
• This appliance must not be modified or
adjusted unless authorized and carried out
by the manufacturer or his representative.
No parts other than those supplied by
the manufacturer should be used on this
appliance.
• If the supply cord is damaged, it must only
be replaced by the manufacturer or his
representative in order to avoid a hazard.
This appliance needs little maintenance other
than cleaning. All parts should be cleaned
using warm soapy water. Do not use abrasive
cleaners, steel wool or cleansing powders.
When cleaning the burner ring it is essential
to ensure that the holes do not become
blocked. The control knobs are a push fit
and can be removed for cleaning. They are
interchangeable without affecting the sense of
operation.
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MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS
Microwave oven general
user instructions
Note: Always refer to the microwave
operating instructions supplied with
the vehicle.
Note: Take precautions to avoid possible
exposure to excessive microwave energy
! WARNING:
a. Do not attempt to operate this oven
with the door open since open door
operation can result in harmful exposure
to microwave energy. It is important
not to defeat or tamper with the safety
interlocks.
! WARNING:
b. D
o not place any objects between the
oven front face of the door or allow soil or
cleaner residue to accumulate on sealing
surfaces.
! WARNING:
c. If the door or door seals are damaged,
the oven must not be operated until it has
been repaired by a competent person
(1) door broken (2) hinges and latches
(broken or loosened), (3) door seals and
sealing surfaces.
! WARNING:
d. It is hazardous for anyone other than a
competent person to carry out a service
or repair operation.
! WARNING:
e. Liquids or other foods must not be heated
in sealed containers since they are liable
to explode.
! WARNING:
f. Only allow children to use the oven without
supervision when adequate instruction has
been given so that the child is able to use
the oven in a safe way and understands
the hazards of improper use.
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! WARNING:
g. When the appliance is operated in the
combination mode, children should only
use the oven under adult supervision due
to the temperature generated. (if provided)
Important safety guidance
! WARNING: To prevent fire, burns,
electric shock and other warnings. Listed
below are, as with all appliances, certain
rules to follow and safeguards to assure high
performance from this oven.
Important instructions
1. Do not use the oven for any reason other
than food preparation, such as for drying
clothes, paper, or any other non food items
or for sterilizing purposes.
2. Do not use the oven when empty, this could
damage the oven.
3. Do not use the oven cavity for any type
of storage, such as papers, cookbook,
cookware etc.
4. Do not operate the oven without the glass
tray in place. Be sure it is sitting properly on
the rotating base.
5. Make sure you remove caps or lids prior
to cooking when you cook food sealed in
bottles.
6. Do not put foreign material between the
oven surface and door. It could result in
excessive leakage of microwave energy.
7. Do not use recycled paper products for
cooking. They may contain impurities which
could cause sparks and/or fires when used
during cooking.
9. Do not cook any food surrounded by a
membrane, such as egg yolks, potatoes,
chicken livers, etc., without first piercing
them several times with a fork.
17. Never heat oil or fat for deep frying as you
cannot control the temperature and doing
so may lead to overheating and fire.
18. Liquids, such as water, coffee, or tea are
able to be overheated beyond the boiling
point without appearing lo be boiling due
to surface tension of the Iiquid. Visible
bubbling or boiling when the container is
removed from the microwave oven is not
always present. This could result in very
hot liquid suddenly boiling over when
a spoon or other utensil is inserted
into the liquid.
10. D
o not pop popcorn longer than the
manufacturer’s directions. (Popping time is
generally below 3minutes). Longer cooking
does not yield more popped corn it can
cause scorching and fire. Also, the cooking
tray can become too hot to handle or may
break.
To reduce the risk of Injury to persons:
11. If smoke is observed, switch off or unplug
the appliance and keep the door closed in
order to stifle any flames.
d. After heating, allow the container to stand in
the microwave oven for a short time before
removing the container
12. W
hen heating food in plastic or paper
containers, keep an eye on the oven due lo
the possibility of ignition.
e. Use extreme care when inserting a spoon or
other utensil into the container.
13. T
he contents of feeding bottles and baby
food jars shall be stirred or shaken and the
temperature checked before consumption,
in order to avoid burns.
14. A
lways test the temperature of food
or drink which has been heated in a
microwave oven before you give it to
somebody, especially to children or elderly
people. This is important because things
which have been heated in a microwave
oven carry on getting hotter even though
the microwave oven cooking has stopped.
15. E
ggs in their shell and whole hard-boiled
eggs should not be heated in microwave
ovens since they may explode, even after
microwave heating has ended.
16. K
eep the waveguide cover clean at all
times. Wipe the oven interior with a soft
damp cloth after each use. If you leave
grease or fat anywhere in the cavity it may
overheat, smoke or even catch fire when
next using the oven.
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8. Do not pop popcorn unless popped in a
microwave approved popcorn popper or
unless it’s commercially packaged and
recommended especially for microwave
ovens. Microwave popped corn produces
a lower yield than conventional popping;
there will be a number of unpopped kernels.
Do not use oil unless specified by the
manufacturer.
a. Do not overheat the liquid.
b. Stir the Iiquid both before and halfway
through heating it.
c. Do not use straight-sided containers with
narrow necks.
Care of the microwave
1. Turn the oven off before cleaning
2. Keep the inside of the oven clean. When
food spatters or spilled liquids adhere to
oven walls, wipe with a damp cloth. Mild
detergent may be used if the oven gets
very dirty. The use of harsh detergent or
abrasives is not recommended.
3. The outside oven surface should be cleaned
with soap and water, rinsed and dried
with a soft cloth. To prevent damage to
the operating parts inside the oven, water
should not be allowed to seep into the
ventilation openings.
4. If the central panel becomes wet, clean
with a soft dry cloth. Do not use harsh
detergents or abrasives on Control Panel.
5. If steam accumulates inside or around
the outside of the oven door, wipe with
a soft cloth. This may occur when the
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EXTRACTOR HOOD
microwave oven is operated under high
humidity conditions and in no way indicates
malfunction of the unit.
Extractor hood 524
6. It is occasionally necessary to remove the
glass tray for cleaning. Wash the tray in
warm sudsy water or in a dishwasher.
1
7. The roller guide and oven cavity floor should
be cleaned regular/y to avoid excessive
noise. Simply wipe the bottom surface
of the oven with mild detergent water or
window cleaner and dry. The roller guide
may be washed in mild sudsy water.
3
8. The oven should be cleaned regularly and
any food deposits removed;
9. Failure to maintain the oven in a clean
condition could lead to deterioration of the
surface that could adversely affect the life
of the appliance and possibly result in a
hazardous situation.
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1
2
3
Operating panel
Light
Filter holder with grease filter
The extractor hood 524 serves to extract
water vapour from cooking areas in
motorhomes. The integrated halogen lamps (2)
serve to illuminate the work surface.
The fan and the lighting (2) can be switched
independently via the operating panel (1). At
the same time. The integrated grease filter
(3) prevents the extraction system from being
contaminated from inside.
Note: Safety information, always refer to
the user instructions provided with
your motorhome.
Replacing the lamps on the extractor
Lamp type: max. 10W /12V halogen with
UVStop
Always switch off the lights before replacing
the lamps! The lamps get very hot during
operation. There is a risk of being burnt. Wait
until the lamp has cooled down.
There is a risk of injury if the lamp is broken.
Remove the remainder of the lamp using
suitable tools only.
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j. Vent Plunger
Flip the front part of the grease filter
downwards.
k. Pull-Out Handle
Pull it out towards you.
Remove the filter holder
You can now exchange the filter. Fix the new
filter in place with the filter holder. Finally,
reinstall the filter unit in the reverse order.
Always switch off the fan motor before
replacing the grease filter! There is a risk of
injury when reaching inside the running fan.
Replacing the grease filter
l. Wheels
m. Blade Opener
n. Access Door to Waste Holding Tank
p. Electric blade opener
q. Electric ventilator
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Replacing or cleaning the grease filter
r. Waste pump-out system
s. Waste holding tank mult-level indicator
t. Flush water tank level indicator
To replace the filter, proceed according to
figures 8 & 9.
Flip the front part of the grease filter
downwards.
Pull it out towards you.
g
Remove the filter holder
You can now exchange the filter. Fix the new
filter in place with the filter holder. Finally,
reinstall the filter unit in the reverse order.
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m
i
l
k
Thetford C260CS & C260S
cassette toilet
The toilet is made up of two parts: a
permanently fixed part and a Waste Holding
Tank that is accessible from the outside. The
removable Waste Holding Tank is located
under the toilet bowl and can be removed via a
door on the outside of the motorhome.
n
Parts
a. Removable Seat and Lid
b. Swivelling Toilet Bowl
c. Blade Handle
d. Flush Button
e. Waste Holding Tank Level Indicator
f. Rotating Emptying Spout
g. Automatic Pressure Release Vent
h. Sliding Cover
i. Removable Mechanism
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Control panel
Preparing for use
1. Open the access door on the outside of
your motorhome.
2. Remove the Waste Holding Tank by pulling
the safety catch (which holds the tank in
place) upwards.
3. Pull the Waste Holding Tank outward to
the stop. Tip it slightly and take the tank
fully out.
4. Place the tank upright and turn the rotating
emptying spout upwards. The emptying
spout ensures that the tank can be easily
and hygienically emptied.
5. Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour
the correct dosage of Thetford toilet fluid
(see product label) into the holding tank.
This avoids unpleasant smells and keeps
the inside of the tank clean. Next add
approximately 2 litres of water - enough to
ensure that the bottom of the Waste Holding
Tank is covered. For more information on
Thetford toilet fluids, see last page of the
Thetford user manual. Screw the cap back
onto the emptying spout and turn back to
its original position.
Note: The Emptying Spout Measuring Cap
is supplied in the same packaging as the
Thetford user manual.
! WARNING: Never add toilet fluid
directly via the blade or the toilet bowl as
this could damage the lip seal of the Waste
Holding Tank. Always pour the fluids via the
emptying spout.
6. S
lide the Waste Holding Tank back into its
original position via the access door. Make
sure that it is secured with the safety catch.
Close the access door and lock it. Your
Thetford toilet is now ready to use.
! WARNING: Never use force if you
cannot get the tank back into place easily.
This may cause serious damage. If blockage
occurs, always check if the blade handle is
in the correct (closed) position.
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Using the toilet
7. Turn the bowl to the desired position with
the lid closed and using both hands.
8. To activate the control panel, press the
flush-button once. The control panel display
will stay activated for approximately 5
minutes. Run some water into the bowl by
pressing the flush button again briefly.
9. The toilet may be used with the blade open
or closed. To open the blade, slide the blade
handle under the toilet bowl sideways. After
use, open the blade (if still closed) and flush
the toilet by pressing the flush button for
several seconds (if necessary re-activate the
control panel). Close the blade after use.
Emptying
The Waste Holding Tank has a capacity of
18 litres and requires emptying when the red
light (LED) on the toilet control display lights
up, when the Waste Holding Tank only has
capacity for approximately 2 more litres, which
is no more than two to three further uses.
Make sure that the blade is closed. Open the
access door located outside the vehicle, pull
the safety catch upwards and remove the
Waste Holding Tank.
10. Place the Waste Holding Tank in an upright
position (Pull-Out Handle at the top,
Wheels at the bottom). Slide the handle
sideways - to the front of the tank - until it
snaps out of its locked position.
11. Pull the handle up and wheel the Waste
Holding Tank to an authorised waste
disposal point.
12. Push the handle back into its locked
position. Turn the emptying spout upwards
and remove the cap from the spout. Hold
the Waste Holding Tank in such a way
that during emptying you can operate the
vent plunger with your thumb. To empty
the tank without splashing, depress the
vent plunger while emptying the tank.
After emptying, rinse the tank and blade
thoroughly with water.
tank or use high pressure water cleaners.
This may cause damage to the tank’s
interior.
Note: The vent plunger should only be
depressed once the emptying spout is
pointing downwards. Prepare the toilet
for re-use if required. Slide the Waste
Holding Tank into the toilet and close
the access door.
Cleaning and maintenance
The toilet should be cleaned and maintained
regularly, depending on the amount of use. To
clean Thetford toilets, we advise using water
and Thetford Bathroom Cleaner.
Note: Never use bleach, vinegar or other
powerful household cleaners that contain
these substances. These may cause
permanent damage to the seals and other
toilet components.
Toilet bowl
• Squirt Thetford Bathroom Cleaner into the
toilet bowl.
• Flush the toilet bowl with water and wipe
down the rest of the toilet with a damp cloth.
• Clean seat and lid The seat and lid can easily
be removed: Lift the seat and lid assembly
and pull the round pins (inside the assembly)
outwards from the pin holes. After cleaning,
replace the seat and lid by positioning the
round pins in front of the pin holes and push
the lid and seat downwards.
• To keep your flush water fresh and to prevent
deposits from forming in your toilet bowl, add
a correct dosage of Aqua Rinse in your flush
water tank, if present, on your toilet.
Tip! For a really shining toilet, dry with a soft
dry cloth after cleaning.
Waste holding tank
To keep your Waste Holding Tank fresh and
clean, Thetford has developed a number
of different toilet fluids. Thetford toilet fluids
suppress smells, reduce formation of gas,
promote breakdown of toilet waste and
increase the life span of a mobile toilet. See
page 50 of the Thetford user manual for more
information. We advise a thorough cleaning of
the Waste Holding Tank once each season,
using Thetford’s Cassette Tank Cleaner.
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! WARNING: Do not seriously shake the
• Remove the removable mechanism from
the Waste Holding Tank by turning it anticlockwise and rinse it under a tap.
• Remove the cover plate from the Automatic
Pressure Release Vent by prising it up
using a small screwdriver. Use one hand
to push the Automatic Pressure Release
Vent open while holding the float of the
Automatic Pressure Release Vent on the
inside of the tank with the other hand. Push
the float upwards, turn it 180 degrees and
remove it from below. Remove the rubber
seal underneath the float. Rinse the float
and rubber seal under a tap. Replace the
Pressure Release Vent using the same
method in reverse.
The rubber seals in the toilet (the lip seal,
the mechanism seal, the automatic pressure
release vent seal and the cap seal) should
be regularly cleaned with water and treated
with Thetford High Grade Seal Lubricant.
This will ensure that the seals remain flexible
and in good condition. If the toilet is not to be
used for any length of time, it is important to
treat the seals with Thetford High Grade Seal
Lubricant after cleaning.
Note: Never use Vaseline or any vegetable
oil except olive oil. These may cause leakage
or malfunction. The lip seal is a part of the
toilet that is subject to wear. Depending
upon the extent and manner of use, the
seals will become less effective and will need
replacing periodically.
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Winter operation
You can use your Thetford Cassette Toilet as
normal in cold weather as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If there is a risk of
freezing we advise that the toilet is drained by
following the instructions under ‘Storage’. For
environmental reasons the use of antifreeze,
such as that used in car radiators, is not
recommended.
Storage
It is important that you follow the instructions
below if you do not expect to use your
Thetford toilet for a long (winter) period.
• With the vehicle fresh water tank drained,
(See “Fresh Water System” on page 49 for
how to drain the tank), press the toilet flush
button until water stops flowing into the
bowl. Close the blade. Open the access
door on the outside of your motorhome
and empty the Waste Holding Tank at
an authorised waste dump. Follow the
instructions for cleaning and maintenance. To
allow the Waste Holding Tank to dry, do not
place the cap back on the emptying spout
of the tank.
Thetford warranty refer to the Thetford
user handbook.
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Fault
Remedy
Bowl does
not drain
when toilet is
flushed.
DO NOT REMOVE CASSETTE. While inside the motorhome turn flush knob
anti-clockwise to open valve blade and leave it in the open position. Open
access door on side of motorhome. Rotate pour-out spout outward. Place
appropriate size container under spout cap. Remove cap carefully. Allow bowl
contents to drain into container. This will lower the water level in the bowl.
Replace cap and return pour-out spout to stored position. DO NOT REMOVE
CASSETTE. Go inside the motorhome and turn the flush knob clockwise to
close valve blade. Now, the cassette may be removed following the normal
removal and emptying procedure.
Cassette is
overfilled
Odours
Use proper amount of holding tank deodorant specified on bottle.
Soiled bowl
after flushing
Partially fill bowl to cover soiled portion of bowl. Next flush will dissolve waste.
Tip: Leave valve blade open during use.
No power to
add water to
toilet bowl
Check cassette safety sensor switch and fuse-holder for proper engagement
and operation.
Note: Cassette has to be removed to reach switch and fuse.
Insert cassette and try adding water to toilet bowl.
Toilet can be flushed manually. Add water. Add water to bowl from a separate
container. Turn flush knob anti-clockwise to open valve blade. Turn clockwise
to close valve blade.
Cassette
cannot be
removed
Check for obstacles under retaining clip. Depress retaining clip several times
to check operation. Remove cassette. Flush knob and valve blade in partial
open position. Close valve blade by moving knob clockwise.
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Cassette toilet fault finding
CAUTION: If valve blade is open during cassette removal, severe
damage to system can occur. Never force insertion or removal of the
cassette tank.
Valve blade
mechanism
sticks or is
hard to open
Spray light film of silicone on blade.
Major unit
malfunction
Contact your original Motorhome Dealer.
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Thetford C400 Cassette Toilet
These operating instructions cover Thetford
cassette toilet models C-402C, C-402X and
C-403L. There are a few differences in the use
of these models. Make sure that you follow the
instructions that apply to your toilet model.
The parts and functions that are referred to by
letters are illustrated in later pages.
The actions to be taken, referred to by
numbers, are illustrated are also illustrated in
pages 171-172.
Parts and functions
C-402C and C-402X
a. Handle: opens and shuts the valve blade
b. Flush knob: when this pressed, an electric
pump fills the bowl with water
c. L
evel indicator display: the red LED on the
display lights up when the waste tank is full
(C-402C and C-402X). When the flush know
is pressed briefly, the display shows the level
in the waste tank and the level in the water
tank (C-402X).
d. Removable seat and cover
e. C
over plates
f. S
torage compartment for toilet fluids (only
the tall model)
g. Safety catch: holds the waste tank in place
h. Water filling tunnel: for easy filling of the
water tank.
i. Cover: guarantees optimal hygiene. Opens
when the waste tank is located in the toilet
and closes when the waste tank is removed.
o. Automatic pressure release valve: ventilates
the waste tank when this located in the
cassette toilet. Avoids excessive pressure in
the waste tank.
p. Pull-out handle: for easy transport of the
waste tank.
q. Wheels
r. R
otating emptying spout: ensures that the
waste tank can be easily and hygienically
emptied.
s. Water filling extension
t. Access hatch to waste tank and water
filling funnel: lockable from the outside of the
vehicle.
C-402L
a. Handle: opens and shuts the valve blade.
b Flush knob: when pressed a central
electric pump in the vehicle pumps water
into the bowl.
c. Level indicator display: the red LED on the
display lights up when the waste tank is full.
When the flush knob is pressed briefly, the
display shows the level in the waste tank.
d. Removable seat and cover
e. Cover plate
f. Storage compartment for toilet fluids (only
the tall models)
g. Safety catch: holds the waste tank in place.
h. Cover: guarantees optimal hygiene. Opens
when the waste tank is located in the toilet.
i. Removable mechanism
j. Valve blade opener
k. Valve blade / Valve seal
j. Removable mechanism
l. Vent plunger: for emptying without splashing.
k. Valve blade opener
m. Vent plunger: for emptying with splashing.
m. Automatic pressure release vent: ventilates
the waste tank when this is located in the
cassette toilet. Avoids excessive pressure in
the waste tank.
n: Upper handle
n. Upper handle: for easy emptying
l. Valve blade / valve seal
o. Pull-out handle: for easy transport of the
waste tank.
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p. Wheels
r.Access hatch to waste tank: lockable from
the outside of the vehicle.
Introduction
The Thetford cassette toilet is a high quality
product. The functional design combines
modern styling and ease of use and the toilet
forms an integrated part of your motorhome
bathroom. The Cassette toilet is manufactured
from high quality synthetic material This makes
it a durable, user and maintenance friendly
toilet.
The toilet is made up of two parts, a
permanently fixed part and a waste tank that
is accessible from the outside. The removable
waste tank is located, under the toilet bowl
and can be removed via a door on the outside
of the motorhome.
Preparing for use
C-402C, C-402X and C-403L
1. Open the access door on the outside of
your motorhome.
C-402C and C-402X
2. Rotate the waste tank emptying spout
90 degrees and remove the water filling
extension (you will find it positioned beneath
the handle closest to the emptying spout).
3. Rotate the waterfill funnel outwards, remove
the cap and place the extension on the
waterfill funnel. Add the stated amount of
Thetford fresh water additive to the water
tank. This ensures a better and cleaner flush
and keeps the water in the flush tank fresh.
4. Fill the water tank with clean water. Warning:
keep water level below the top of the water
filling funnel.
5. Remove the extension and return to its
original position on the waste tank.
Note: depending on the space between the
door and wate tank, this extension part may
also be fixed on the door with a hook. Screw
the cap back onto the water filling funnel
and push back inwards towards the side of
the flush water tank.
Note: 150ml of water will remain in the
waterfill funnel when the water tank is empty.
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q.Rotating emptying spout: ensures that the
waste tank can be easily and hygienically
emptied.
C-402C, C-402X and C-403L
6. Remove the waste tank by pulling the safety
catch upwards.
7. Pull the waste tank outward to the stop. Tip
it slightly and take the tank fully out.
8. Place the tank upright and turn the
emptying spout upwards.
9. Remove the cap, with the measuring cup
inside, from the emptying spout and pour
the stated quantity of toilet fluid into the
waste tank. This avoids unpleasant smells in
the waste tank and keeps the inside of the
waste tank clean. Next add approximately
2 litres of water - enough to ensure that
the bottom of the waste tank is covered.
Screw the cap back onto the emptying
spout. Turn the emptying spout back to its
original position. N.B. The emptying spout
measuring cap is supplied in the same
packaging as this manual.
! WARNING: Never add toilet fluid via the
valve blade or via the toilet bowl.
10. Slide the waste tank back into its original
position via the access door.
! WARNING: Never use force if you
cannot get the tank back into place easily.
This may cause serious damage.
11. Made sure that the wate tank is secured
with the safety catch. Shut the access
door and lock it.
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12. R
un water into the bowl by pressing the
flush knob briefly or open the valve blade
by turning the handle anti-clockwise. Your
Thetford toilet is now ready for use.
13. A
fter us, open the valve blade (if still
closed) by turning the handle anticlockwise. Flush the toilet by pressing the
flush knob for several seconds. Close the
valve blade after use.
Note: Do not leave water in the bowl if
toilet is not being used. This does not help
to reduce unpleasant smells and only leads
to flooding.
Note: To prevent clogging, we recommend
using Aqua soft, Thetford’s quickly dissolving
toilet paper.
! WARNING: Please do not travel with a
flush water tank that is too full (we advise
empty) but not filled more than half full.
Do not travel with water in the toilet bowl.
Failure to adhere to this notice may result in
water damage to yxour motorhome.
Emptying
The waste tank has a capacity of 19 litres
and must be emptied at the latest when the
red light in the level display lights up. The
indicator lamp will light up when the waste
tank can still take about two litres, which is
about three uses.
Note: Do not allow the waste tank to
become too full.
Use C-402C, C-402X and C-403L
14. M
ake sure that the valve blade is closed.
Open the access door located outside the
vehicle. Pull the safety catch upwards and
remove the waste tank.
15. R
emove the water filling extension first to
avoid it getting lost during the emptying of
the waste tank.
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16. Stand the waste tank upright (pull out
handle at the top, wheels at the bottom).
Press the handle down and move it away
from the waste tank until it snaps out of its
locked position.
17. Pull the handle up and wheel the waste
tank to an authorised waste dump.
17. Pull the handle up and wheel the waste
tank to an authorised waste dump.
18. Push the handle back. Turn the emptying
spout upwards and remove the cap from
the spout. Hold the waste tank by the
upper handle with one hand, while placing
your other hand by the rear handle so that
during emptying you can operate the vent
plunger with your thumb.
To empty the tank without splashing,
depress the vent plunger while emptying
the tank. After emptying, flush the tank
thoroughly with water. Also clean the valve
blade with water.
Note: The vent plunger should only be
pressed once the emptying spout is pointing
downwards!
19. If required make the toilet ready for
use once again. Return the water filing
extension to its original position on the
waste tank. Slide the waste tank into the
toilet and close the access door.
Storage
It is important that you follow the instructions
below if you do not expect the Thetford toilet
for a long period.
Completely empty the water tank through
the drain tube, which also serves as a level
indicator. Take the drain tube out of the clamp
and carefully pull it downwards from the upper
plug. Direct the drain tube out through the
access door opening to allow water to flow
out. Afterwards, be sure the drain tub is placed
back into the clamp first and then pushed into
the upper plug.
Waste tank
Drain the central water system of the
motorhome.
We advise a thorough cleaning of the waste
tank once each season.
C-402C, C-402X and C-403L
• Remove the mechanism from the waste tank
by turning it anti-clockwise, as shown on the
waste tank. Rinse the complete mechanism
under a tap.
20. O
pen the valve blade by turning the handle
on the toilet anti-clockwise. Press the blue
knob until water stops flowing into the
bowl. Close the valve blade.
C-402C and C-402X
21. O
pen the access door on the outside of
your motorhome and turn the water filling
funnel outwards. Remove the cap and
empty the water filling funnel by turning it a
quarter turn anti-clockwise.
C-402C, C-402X and C-403L
22. R
emove the waste tank and empty this
at an authorise waste dump. Follow the
instructions for cleaning and maintenance.
23. R
eplace the waste tank and open the valve
blade by moving the handle on the toilet
to the left.
Cleaning and maintenance
The toilet should be cleaned and maintained
regularly, depending on the amount of use. To
clean Thetford toilets, we advise using water
and Thetford Plastic Cleaner.
Note: Never use household cleaners
(bleach, solvents or other powerful cleaning
agents). These may cause permanent
damage to the seals and other toilet
components.
Toilet
• Squirt Thetford Plastic Cleaner in the toilet.
• Flush the bowl with water and wipe down
the rest of the toilet with a damp cloth.
Tip! For a really shining toilet, dry it with a soft
dry cloth after cleaning.
• Clean seat and lid. The seat and lid can
easily be removed. Lift the lid and seat
together and pull upwards. After cleaning,
replace the seat and lid by positioning the
round pins above the holes and then pushing
the lid and seat downwards.
• Remove the cover plate from the automatic
pressure release vent by prising it up using
a screwdriver. Use one hand to push the
automatic pressure vent open, while holding
the float of the automatic pressure release
vent on the inside of the tank with the other
hand. Push the float upwards, turn the
float half a turn and remove it from below.
Remove the rubber seal that is under the
float. Rinse the float and the rubber seal
under a tap. Replace the rubber seal and
float for the automatic pressure release vent
in the same way.
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C-403L
The rubber seals in the toilet(the valve blade seal,
the mechanism, seal and the automatic pressure
release vent seal and the cap seal) should be
regularly treated with Thetford High Grade Seal
Lubricant. This will ensure that the seals remain
supple and in good condition. If the toilet is not
to be used for any length of time, it is important
to treat the seals with Thetford High Grade Seal
Lubricant after cleaning.
Note: Never use Vaseline or any
vegetable oil except olive oil. These may
cause leakage.
Note: The valve blade is part of the toilet
that is subject to wear. Depending on the
extent and manner of service, after a certain
period the seal will become less effective
and must be replaced.
Winter operation
You can use you Thetford cassette toilet as
usual in cold weather, as long as the toilet is
situated in a heated location. If this is not the
case there is a risk of freezing. In that case we
advise that the toilet is drained by following the
instructions under ‘Storage’.
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THETFORD CASSETTE TOILET
For environmental reasons the use of
antifreeze, such as that used in a car radiator,
is not advised.
Thetford Warranty
Thetford B.V. offers the end users of its
products a three year gurantee. In the case
of defects within the guarantee period
Thetford will replace or repair the product.
In this instance, the costs of replacement,
labour costs for the replacement of defective
components and/or the costs of the parts
themselves will be paid by Thetford.
1. To claim under this guarantee, the user
must take the product to a Service Centre
recognised by Thetford. The claim will be
assessed there.
2. Components replaced during repair under
guarantee become the property of Thetford.
3. This guarantee does not prejudice current
consumer protection law.
4. This guarantee is not valid in the case
of products that are for, or are used for,
commercial purposes.
5. Guarantee claims falling into one of the
following categories will be honoured:
- the product has been improperly used or
the instructions in the manual have not
been followed;
- the product has not been installed in
accordance with the instructions;
- alterations have been made to the
product;
- the product has been repaired by a
Service Centre not recognised by Thetford;
- the serial number or product code has
been changed;
- the product has been damaged by
circumstances outside the normal use of
the product.
Customer service
Please visit the Thetford web site if you require
further information or have questions about
your toilet, www.thetford.eu The information
available includes frequently asked questions,
problems and solution, instructions for repair,
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tips and a list of Thetford dealers near you.
If you still have questions or remarks, please
contact the Customer Service Department in
your country (see the addresses at the back of
this manual).
Liabilty
Thetford is not liable for loss and/or damage
caused directly or indirectly by use of the toilet.
Flush water tank
contents
Waste tank contents
15 L
19.3 L
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THETFORD CASSETTE TOILET
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C-402c, c-402x and c-403l models
Parts and functions
C-402c, c-402x and c-403l
Fault
Remedy
Bowl does
not drain
when toilet is
flushed.
DO NOT REMOVE CASSETTE. While inside the motorhome turn flush knob
anti-clockwise to open valve blade and leave it in the open position. Open
access door on side of motorhome. Rotate pour-out spout outward. Place
appropriate size container under spout cap. Remove cap carefully. Allow bowl
contents to drain into container. This will lower the water level in the bowl.
Replace cap and return pour-out spout to stored position. DO NOT REMOVE
CASSETTE. Go inside the motorhome and turn the flush knob clockwise to
close valve blade. Now, the cassette may be removed following the normal
removal and emptying procedure.
Cassette is
overfilled
Odours
Use proper amount of holding tank deodorant specified on bottle.
Toilet tissue
does not
fit into
compartment.
Since some tissues are supplied on larger rolls, it may be necessary to use
some tissue before storing
into compartment.
Soiled bowl
after flushing
Partially fill bowl to cover soiled portion of bowl. Next flush will dissolve waste.
Tip: Leave valve blade open during use.
No power to
add water to
toilet bowl
Check cassette safety sensor switch and fuse-holder for proper engagement
and operation.
Note: Cassette has to be removed to reach switch and fuse.
Insert cassette and try adding water to toilet bowl.
Toilet can be flushed manually. Add water. Add water to bowl from a separate
container. Turn flush knob anti-clockwise to open valve blade. Turn clockwise
to close valve blade.
Cassette
cannot be
removed
Check for obstacles under retaining clip. Depress retaining clip several times
to check operation. Remove cassette. Flush knob and valve blade in partial
open position. Close valve blade by moving knob clockwise.
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Cassette toilet
fault finding
CAUTION: If valve blade is open during cassette removal, severe
damage to system can occur. Never force insertion or removal of the
cassette tank.
Valve blade
mechanism
sticks or is
hard to open
Spray light film of silicone on blade.
Major unit
malfunction
Contact your original Motorhome Dealer.
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WINDOWS / BLINDS
Windows
Acrylic (Plastic) Window Cleaning
The material used to produce most
motorhome windows is acrylic plastic. While
the acrylic used is very durable, it is able to
be scratched with relative ease and therefore,
care must be taken when cleaning your vehicle
not to use aggressive cleaning products.
Equally, care should be taken when using a
drying cloth that it is clean and free from grit.
S2000/S3000 blinds (Seitz)
Rubber window seals should be cleaned
periodically and talcum powder can be used to
keep the profiles in good condition.
To open, turn knobs anti-clockwise and open
catches. Swivel the window pane open to the
desired position and close knobs clockwise to
lock in the open position.
To close, reverse the operation.
All opening windows have two catch positions.
The first position is for ventilation the second
seals the window from ventilation and rain.
Acrylic (Plastic) Window Condensation
Unlike domestic double glazed windows, your
motorhome windows are not vacuum sealed.
Instead the double panes of acrylic plastic
are fitted with a breathable plug on the inner
pane.
It is possible, in weather where extremes
in temperatures occur between night and
day, that customer will notice condensation
between the panes. The same phenomenon
may also occur when washing your vehicle on
a hot day.
The condensation should clear itself when
the ambient conditions return to normal and
the air between the panes dries. However, if
this is taking a longer time than required, the
breathable plug (normally located in the top
corner of the window) can be removed, with
a pin or sharp object, and replaced when the
panes are dry. Care should be taken when
doing this.
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Blinds and Flyscreens
Flyscreen and blinds operate in the same
manner. The flyscreen can only be ‘fully up’
or ‘fully’ down, but the blind also has an
intermediate position.
To operate, pull down by holding the
fingergrip(s), gently ease towards the window
to locate the catches. To retract, pull down
easing away from the window to release the
catches and guide to the required position.
• Only operate by holding the fingergrip(s) pulling on one side will cause uneven running
and snagging.
• Do not allow the blind or flyscreen to re-coil
without control.
• It is not recommended that blinds and/or
flyscreens are left in the down position for
long periods, or when travelling, as this can
result in fatigue of the spring.
BLINDS
• Lubrication of mechanism or spring is not
required or recommended.
For more detailed information, see
manufacturer’s instructions.
Cassette Blind and Flyscreen
Always hold the end rod in the middle. When
closing blinds, slide the end rod of the flyscreen
blind on to the end rod of the sun blind and
engage. To open the blind push the end rods
towards the darkening blind to the edge and
disengage the end rods. Now move the end
rod of the flyscreen back by hand - do not let it
recoil.
Tensioning Seitz blinds and flyscreens
Seitz S2000 window blinds/flyscreens are
pre-tensioned, it may also be necessary in the
future to adjust the tension of these. Remove
the left hand top corner cap. Adjust the lower
screw for the blind and the higher screw for
the flyscreen. Care should be taken not to over
tighten the springs.
The spring in the Seitz cassette window blinds/
flyscreens are pre-tensioned. However, it
may be necessary in the future to adjust the
tension. The tensioning screw is positioned
on the right hand top corner of the cassette.
Firstly remove the plug then adjust by rotating
the screw clockwise. Then replace plug.
Roller blinds that shade from the top
downwards must be kept completely open,
or be opened regularly to allow the heat to
escape.
Keeping the windows in ventilation position
allows heat to escape.
Never fully close a roller blind system when
storing the vehicle or when not in use for
longer periods!
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• Clean the cassette, side track and fabrics
with mild detergent and water.
Therefore for optimal window life it is
recommended:• Blinds starting at the bottom of the window a
gap should be provided for ventilation at the
top with the window in its ventilation position.
• For vehicles containing blinds from the top
downwards or with other types of reflective
blinds / curtains, please make sure that
these blinds are also ventilated or not fully
closed.
Ensure that all windows and roof vents are
closed when the vehicle travels on the road.
To adjust the tension of the Horrex blind:
The blinds should rewind without stopping or
moving in a sluggish manner.
Windows/ Roller Blind Advice
In case of prolonged exposure to the sun roller
blinds should not be completely closed as this
could cause excessive heat concentration at
the top of the window, due to characteristics
of the glazing material the windows could be
adversely affected.
In each corner piece there is an cord tensioner
(see photo). By unscrewing the hexagon
screw, the cord can move through the cord
tensioner. When you pull the cord, the tension
will get higher, when you let it move back the
tension will get less.
Roller blinds that shade from the bottom
upwards it is necessary to leave a gap of a few
centimetres open at the top, this way the heat
between window and blind can escape. A fly
screen does not cause an obstruction.
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BLINDS / ROOF LIGHTS
Operating instructions for
blinds (Softrollo)
To close, turn the handle clockwise until
the dome lies on the seal and a resistance
is noticeable.
Note: Before you start your journey, close
the rooflight by turning the handle to the
closed position.
Please make sure that no persons or objects
are in the closing area of the rooflight.
Closing: Grab the end bar in the middle and
push the blind and flynet together or singly
(blind - lower end bar) downwards until the
required position is reached.
Opening: Push the end bar of the flynet and /
or of the blind upwards.
Care instructions: Clean the blind only with a
damp sponge. Clean on a regular basis to avoid
dirt particle build up as this can damage the
blind material. Use only water or with mild suds
or a vacuum cleaner.
In order to avoid material fatigue, do not leave
the flynet closed for a long time.
Skyview operating instructions
Safety and care instructions
Note: Before opening the dome please
check if all handles are disengaged and
no objects are in the opening area of the
rooflight.
To open, turn the handle anti-clockwise to the
required opening position.
Opening/closing the
blind and fly net
Pull the end rod from the
recessed part and push
it in a position you
desire. You can adjust
the incidence of light
with the second
operating bar.
Safety precautions
Repairs should be
carried out only by
trained personnel.
Inform an approved dealer in case of defects
and malfunctions.
Before starting off, check the roof light for
damage in the dome (tension cracks) and the
opening mechanism which could arise owing
to, for example, branches and other natural
causes. Do not step on the screen.
Do not leave the vehicle with the roof light open
(danger of burglary and water penetration).
Do not open in strong wind, rain or snowfall.
Before opening, remove snow, ice, dirt etc.
from the dome.
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Before setting off close the dome and check
the locking mechanism.
Avoid high speed (maximum speed
recommended is 130 km/h). Do not close the
blind more than 2/3 during the day (danger of
heat build up). Before starting off, open
the blind.
Care instructions
Clean the dome with the Seitz acrylic cleaner.
Opaque spots and light scratches on the
dome can be removed with the Seitz Acrylic
Polish and the Seitz Special Polishing cloth.
Use talcum powder regulary (4 times yearly) to
care for the rubber seals.
Clean the blinds only with water and mild soap
suds or a vacuum cleaner.
Mini Heki Rooflight
To open depress button and push bar
upwards. The rooflight has two open
ventilation positions and a fully open position.
The blind and flynet operate independently of
each other and are engaged by connecting to
each other and sliding.
Heki care instructions
Clean the blind only with a damp sponge.
Clean on a regular basis to avoid dust/ dirt
particle build up as this can damage the blind
material. Use only water or with mild suds or a
vacuum cleaner.
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Malfunctions must be repaired by an approved
dealer at once. Do not use caustic detergents
(danger of tension cracks in the dome).
In order to avoid material fatigue, do not leave
the flynet closed for a long time.
Roof light blind and flyscreen
Note: The guarantee becomes null and void
if the care and safety instructions are
not followed.
Roof lights
When opening the roof lights, care must be
taken to release the locking mechanism as the
unit is raised.
Roof lights must be fully closed when
driving. Roof lights provide essential fixed
levels of ventilation.
The blind and flyscreen operate Independently
of each other and are engaged by connecting
to each other and sliding.
Safety precautions:
1. Repairs should be carried out only by
trained personnel.
2. Inform an approved dealer in case of
defects and malfunctions.
3. Before starting off, check the rooflight for
damage in the acrylic dome (tension cracks)
and the winding mechanism which could
arise owing to, for example, branches and
other natural causes.
4. Do not step on the acrylic dome.
5. Close the roof light before starting off
(check whether it is locked).
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ROOF LIGHTS / DOORS
6. Do not leave the vehicle with the rooflight
open (danger of burglary or from rain).
7. Do not open in strong wind or rain.
8. Before opening, remove snow, ice, dirt, etc.
from the acrylic dome.
9. Malfunctions are to be repaired by an
approved dealer at once.
10. D
o not use caustic detergents (danger of
tension cracks in the acrylic dome).
Electric version
11. D
o not operate whilst the vehicle is moving.
To open, push button until desired position is
reached or the electric motor switches off.
Midi Heki Roof-light
To close, reverse the operation and then check
if locked into position.
Care instructions:
• Please clean the acrylic panes with the Seitz
Acrylic Cleaner.
• Stains and light scratches on the acrylic
pane can be removed by using the Seitz
Acrylic Polish and the Seitz special
polishing cloth.
• Use talcum powder (4 times yearly) to care
for the rubber seals
With operating bar
To open, depress button and push bar to
required position. The rooflight has two open
ventilation positions and a fully open position.
To close, reverse the operation and then check
if locked into position.
• Clean the blinds only with water and mild
soap suds
• The guarantee becomes null and void if
these instructions are not followed.
Doors
In order to provide customers with the latest
designs of door furniture it is possible, due
to the use of natural wood, that warping may
occur. This should not detract from the correct
functioning of items fitted in the motorhome.
Information
With crank
To open, rotate the crank until a resistance is
noticeable during the operation.
To close, reverse the operation and then check
if locked into position.
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During the normal travelling vehicle vibration
and flexing may cause some of the furniture
doors to become out of alignment.
For your convenience many hinges are
adjustable.
OMNISTEP SINGLE STEP /
FIAMMA AWNING
Operation
The OMNISTEP is operated by the lever switch.
Important: when extending the step, hold the
switch until the step is completely extended.
Never mount the step if retracted of if not fully
extended, because then the blocking is not
working and the motor can be damaged.
Check if the step is retracted before departure.
Fiamma F45S/F45L side awning
In order to avoid
unnecessary strain on the
awning as well as on the
vehicle side, we suggest
that the legs be extended
about 1m from the
opening.
Unscrew the leg knob to
slide the leg out of its seat.
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Omnistep single step
Maintenance
Dirt and frost can prevent the step from
operating properly. In this case the moving
parts should be cleaned or defrosted.
All points of movement are layered in
maintenance-free bearings.
In case of electrical failure
If the step does not retract by motor: Loosen
the square connection according to fig. 5
(actions 1, 2 and 3), push the footboard in (4)
and tie it to the frame.
rasp
G
the
leg
near
its
hingejoint and pull it in a
horizontal direction.
Current drawn
5 A. When fully extended or retracted: 14-18 A
Lower the leg as shown in
the figure.
Fig. 4
After unrolling the awning
completely, adjust the
legs at the chosen height.
Fig. 5
To avoid that the awning is lifted up by an
unexpected gust of wind, it is necessary to
secure the legs to the ground with the provided
hooks. For greater safety, we strongly advise
you also use some storm cords in the upper
part of each support leg or anchor the awning
with the Fiamma Tie-Down Kit strap.
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FIAMMA AWNING
In low temperature, the fabric becomes
less pliable and there is a risk of cracks.
Please find here a list of some practical
advice for the best and long lasting use of
your awning:
If you want to fasten the support legs to
the vehicle, put the terminals into the wall
brackets. The brackets can be fixed only in
reinforced points.
! WARNING: We recommend that the
awning be ground mounted only. Side
mounting brackets are supplied. But in
inclement weather conditions it may cause
damage to the motorhome bodywork.
! WARNING: The awning is a sun
protection, please roll up your awning in
case of rain, wind or snow. Alternatively
lower one side of your awning, so that water
can flow away and assemble the tension
rafter as shown in the figure (not included for
all awning lengths).
Make sure that the awning perfectly rolls up:
when it is, the red indicators on the front profile
ends are no longer visible. A damaged fabric
does not allow the awning to perfectly roll up.
Never use the awning with a damaged canopy.
Wash the canopy with Fiamma BRILL.
Note: In case of problems refer to the
awning user manual or contact your dealer.
Suggestions for use and maintenance for
the fabric of your awning.
Fiamma fabrics are made with PVC and
Polyester layers and their properties can
change in certain weather conditions.
For example, if you close the awning which
has been opened in the sun for a long time,
wrinkles can appear on the fabric.
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1. Open and close the awning in normal
condition of dampness and temperature
(at night or in the morning) making sure
the fabric has no sharp objects on it and is
clean.
2. When closing the awning after a long
period in the sun, wrinkles may appear and
prevent the awning closing completely.
In this case the security of the awning is
not compromised, as the security winch
will prevent accidental opening. If wrinkles
appear re-open the awning and leave in
the sun for some hours and the folds will
disappear. Then of course you need to reclose the awning in normal conditions (see
point 1).
3. Residual damp can cause spots on the
fabric. If the awning has to be closed when
the fabric is damp we suggest you re-open
it as soon as possible to dry.
4. We suggest you avoid using the awning
below 0°C.
5. When closing the awning you should
support the front bar.
6. Most of the dirt seen on the fabric will
be superficial and can be cleaned with
water and a cloth. Stubborn marks can be
removed using a light detergent. Please do
not use aggressive chemical substances
and do not use high pressure cleaning tools.
CYCLE RACK / REVERSING CAMERA /
SOLAR PANEL
Solar panel use
The Swift Group allows the fitment of a two
cycle rack to our motorhomes and we have
made provision for fixing blocks for this
purpose.
All Swift Group products have the specific
provision for the connection and use of a solar
panel, even when the solar panel has not been
factory fitted. Each Sargents PSU (fusebox)
has a dedicated solar panel connection which
allow the 12V feed from a panel to be connect
to the leisure batteries.
Due to the complex nature of a cycle rack,
the different models available and the need
to break into the habitation box (therefore,
having a potential of a leak), we suggest
this modification only be carried out by a
competent person, ideally, a Swift Group
dealer or Authorised Repairer.
Please be aware a cycle rack can not be fitted
onto a model where there is a rear escape
window. Contact your dealer for clarification if
your van has a rear window.
It should be noted that this connection is only
designed for the use of a solar panel and has a
maximum rating of 120W.
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Cycle racks
For further details see the services section of
this handbook.
Twin lense reverse
camera system
Depending on the specification of your
motorhome, a reverse camera system may
be installed. The system uses a pair of
cameras mounted at high level on the rear
of the motorhome, connected to an LCD
screen which forms part of the rear view
mirror, mounted on the windscreen. The two
cameras give alternate views from the rear of
the motorhome: A ‘close’ view, and a ‘long
distance’ view.
The reverse camera system is powered
whenever the vehicle engine is running.
With the vehicle in neutral, or in a forward gear,
it is possible to switch the screen ON (using
the power button on the mirror), and then
using the V1/V2 button on the mirror switch
between the two different views.
When reverse gear is selected (with the engine
running) the mirror will automatically switch on
(if not already on), and will display the ‘close’
image.
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THULE OMNISTOR AWNING
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Thule Omnistor
-For the mounting height of the bottom
mounting brackets ask your dealer of
manufacturer.
-An awning is a sun and not an all-weather
protection.The awning should be closed in
case of storm, snow or heavy rain fall (avoid
formation of a water pocket)
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SEAT SWIVEL / LOCKERS / LUTON BED
Seat swivel (Driver/Passenger)
Layouts with an over-cab bed (luton bed),
access may be restricted when the lower bed
(model specific) is fully extended at night time.
To turn the swivel, slide the BLACK lever
rearwards and adjust to the required
angle. Before driving off ensure the locking
mechanism is fully secure.
Side lockers
Some models are provided with exterior
access locker doors. These are suitable for
storing external equipment.
Bunk and luton bed safety
Where the sleeping surface is over one metre
above floor level the following notices apply.
! WARNING: Always ensure safety boards
are located before entering the bunk.
! WARNING: Use upper bunks for
sleeping only, with the provided protection
against fall out in position.
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! WARNING: Care shall be taken against
the risk of fall out when the upper bunks are
being used by children, especially under 6
years of age, these bunks are not suitable
for use by infants without supervision.
TWO POSTION BED MECHANISM
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Powered Bed Mechanism
(model specific)
If fitted to your motorhome, a touch button
symbol provides control for a motorised bed
mechanism, allowing a bed to be adjusted
between either two, or three, differing heights.
Two Position Bed Mechanism
The bed is operated from a small aluminium
panel with a security key and two buttons.
One to move the plane of the bed upwards,
the other downwards.
Once the bed reaches the desired position,
turn the key to the OFF position, turning it to
the left by 90° and remove it.
Note:
There are various types of protection.
• The key for isolation of operation
• Two or three limit switches, one high and
the other low.
• Mechanical Movement
Insert the key into the lock and turn clockwise
by 90 °.
Press the top button to lift the bed. The bed
moves as long as the button is pressed.
Press the bottom button to lower the bed.
The bed moves downward as long as the user
holds down the button.
The lifting-bed system is equipped with two
or three limit switches for protection. If for
example the user holds the down button for
a longer time than that required for the bed
to travel its full drop then, a protection device
takes over and disables the movement so as
not to exit the bed from the guides and also to
protect the motor.
This protection is replicated for the upward
movement.
! WARNING: The bed operating
mechanism should only be operated by a
responsible adult.
Take care to ensure that all persons, pets
and loose items are clear of the top
and underside of the bed before operating
the lifting mechanism.
Do not operate the lifting mechanism with a
person or heavy object on the bed.
Always remove the key when the bed lifting
mechanism is not in use.
Manual Operation
The electric motor is fitted on the end with
a hexagonal nut, which allows manual
movement of the plane of the bed in case
of insufficient voltage of the vehicle leisure
battery. The bed mechanism can be operated
manually, if power is disabled, simply by
turning the hexagonal nut clockwise or counter
clockwise, depending on the desired direction
of movement.
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THREE POSITION BED MECHANISM
Three Position Bed Mechanism
The bed is operated from a small aluminium
panel with a security key and three buttons.
One to move the plane of the bed upwards,
the other two are downward buttons. The
middle button can be used when the bed is
in the high position to set the bed level at the
middle position. The lower button will move
the bed to the bottom position. The height of
the middle position will suit the ladder supplied
with your motorhome.
Once the bed reaches the desired position,
turn the key to the OFF position, turning it to
the left by 90° and remove it.
Note:
There are various types of protection.
• The key for isolation of operation
• 2 limit switches, one high and the other low
• Mechanical Movement
Insert the key into the lock and turn clockwise
by 90°
Press the top button to lift the bed. The bed
moves as long as the button is pressed.
Press the bottom button to lower the bed. The
bed moves downward as long as the button
is pressed.
The lifting-bed system is equipped with 2 limit
switches for protection and a central position
switch. If for example the user holds the down
button for a longer time than that required for
the bed to travel its full drop then, a protection
device takes over and disables the movement
so as not to exit the bed from the guides and
also to protect the motor.
This protection is replicated for the upward
movement.
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! WARNING: The bed operating
mechanism should only be operated by a
responsible adult.
Take care to ensure that all persons, pets
and loose items are clear of the top
and underside of the bed before operating
the lifting mechanism.
Do not operate the lifting mechanism with a
person or heavy object on the bed.
Always remove the key when the bed lifting
mechanism is not in use.
Manual Operation
The electric motor is fitted on the end with
a hexagonal nut, which allows manual
movement of the plane of the bed in case
of insufficient voltage of the vehicle leisure
battery. The bed mechanism can be operated
manually, if power is disabled, simply by
turning the hexagonal nut clockwise or counter
clockwise, depending on the desired direction
of movement.
TABLES / LAMINATE TOPS /
12V READING LAMP
Tables
Note: The free standing table legs have a
positive locking mechanism. Care must be
taken to ensure that, when folded, the leg
which is closed first locks into the second
position.
When engaging legs in down position the
mechanism must be positively locked down.
! WARNING: When erecting the free
standing table, be careful to avoid trapping
fingers.
Care of laminate tops, tables,
furniture and doors
Do not use abrasives, chemically treated
cloths or aggressive detergents as these may
cause damage
Do not place hot objects on laminated
surfaces i.e. tops, tables. Any temperatures
70°C and over will cause permanent damage.
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Note: The powered bed mechanism is
protected by its own fuse. In the event of
the motor stalling due to excessive weight
on the bed or collision with an obstacle, this
fuse will need to be re-set.
The fuse is located next to the bed motor or
next to the bed control panel (layout specific).
Clean worktop surfaces, furniture and door
fascias with a soft, slightly damp cloth, dry off
with a soft cloth.
12V Reading lamp
! WARNING: Non-LED 12v reading/
spotlamps generate high temperatures
when in use, the body, lens/bulb may
become very hot.
Never make directional adjustment in
the direction of flammable materials i.e.
Curtains, nets or blinds.
Table storage
Tables stored in the table storage
compartment must be securely clipped into
place whilst in transit.
To avoid damage care must be taken when
removing tables from their stored position.
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TV INLET
TV inlet
Depending on specification, the motorhome
may be fitted with an external co-ax
connection in addition to a roof mounted
TV aerial. When fitted, the external co-ax
connection point will be within the mains inlet
enclosure.
Co-ax connection point within the mains
inlet enclosure, Satellite decoder position
within the motorhome. (Kon Tiki and E700)
Co-ax connection point within the mains
inlet enclosure
A short co-ax lead featuring a screw on co-ax
connection will be present behind the Blue
mains inlet connector. A co-ax cable will be
fitted and connected within the motorhome,
from the back of this connection, to the
primary TV position within the motorhome. At
the same time, further co-ax cable or cables
will be fitted which route from the TV aerial
position (i.e. within the wardrobe) to each of
the TV positions within the motorhomes.
The primary TV position will feature a socket
marked 12v, TV, and SAT. The co-ax from
the external connection point will route to the
socket output marked SAT, whilst the co-ax
from the TV aerial will route to the socket
output marked TV. At any secondary TV
positions (if present) co-ax from the TV aerial
will be fitted, and routed to the socket output
marked TV.
An external TV aerial or site TV feed can be
connected to the external connection point;
signals from that connection will then be
available at the primary TV position within
the motorhome. As the connections are of
the screw-on type, it is also possible to use
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this co-ax to route from an external satellite
dish, for instance a tripod mounted dish, to a
satellite receiver.
A short co-ax lead featuring a screw on co-ax
connection will be present behind the Blue
mains inlet connector. A co-ax cable will be
fitted and connected within the motorhome,
from the back of this connection, to the
location intended for the later fitment of a
satellite decoder or similar receiver.
This external connection can be used to link
an external dish or signal, to the decoder /
receiver position.
Upon delivery, the remaining co-ax cables
installed in the motor home will be used to
distribute the signal from the fitted TV aerial
to the TV positions. Depending on the type
of decoder / receiver, it is possible that a
modulator or similar component may be
required, to convert the output from the device
(SCART or HDMI) into a signal that can be
sent through the same co-ax cable to the
TV positions within the motor home. Please
ask your dealer or satellite system installer for
more details, which are specific to the types of
aftermarket equipment fitted.
STATUS 550 TV AERIAL
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Status 550 Digital antenna system
Travelling
Do not travel:
• with the antenna raised
• with the antenna set for vertical signals
To reduce the possibility of damage when
travelling, point the antenna backwards.
The RED SPOT on the bottom of the mast
indicates the front of the Antenna.
Operating the system
Firstly determine the approximate location
of the nearest transmitter and whether the
signals are horizontally or vertically polarised.
For assistance ask your site operator or check
other antennas in the vicinity.
! WARNING: The blanking cap is
temporary seal and is not recommended for
long term use.
Technical:
Antenna dome
1. Loosen the Mast Locking Collar and raise
the antenna. Rotate the mast to direct the
TV transmitter.
Length: 530mm
Width: 340mm
The RED SPOT on the bottom of the mast
indicates the front of the antenna.
Diameter: 122mm
Height raised: 330mm
Height lowered: 150mm
No Antenna dome: 50mm
2. Should you need to receive vertically
polarised signals rotate the winder, anticlockwise to cant the antenna through 90°.
The red / green indicator in the lower part of
the aerial mast indicates whether the aerial
is horizontal or vertical.
DO NOT use undue force on the winder.
3. Switch ON the amplifier and the LED will
illuminate.
4. Check the gain control is set to maximum.
For maximum rotate clockwise.
5. Tune your television into the strongest
signal. You may need to adjust the direction
of the mast to achieve the best picture
quality.
Mounting Foot
Mast: 365 mm
Amplifier: 115 x 45 x 29mm
Frequency Range: UHF 470-862 MHz
Antenna Forward Gain: 7db
Amplifier Gain - Max: 18db
Gain Adjustment - Min: 15db
Noise Figure: 2.8db
Output Impedence: 75ohms
Output: 98 dbuV
Power Supply: 12-24 VDC
Power Consumption: 55ma
6. Secure by tightening the mast locking collar.
Removing the antenna
1. Unplug the antenna lead from the amplifier.
2. Loosen the mast locking collar and lift off
whilst feeding out the mast, coaxial cable
and plug.
3. Push the blanking cap supplied into place.
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STATUS 550 TV AERIAL
Short Hook up - Test 1
This test isolates the wiring from the amplifier
through to your TV/Radio points.
Unplug the coaxial plugs from the ‘TV’ sockets
of the amplifier and using your TV fly lead with
convertor 1 supplied. Connect your TV to the
amplifier.
Fault Finding
The following are some of the key areas we
suggest you check which generally solve the
most common problems encountered with the
operation of the Status antenna.
Coaxial Connections
It is critical that all connections in the system
are fitted correctly. Using the diagrams and
procedures described over the page, please
check all connectors ensuring they are wired
correctly. Secondly please ensure only quality
plugs have been used.
Coaxial Cable
Sharp bends, kinks and hot surfaces can
easily damage coaxial cable and should be
avoided. Coaxial cable, if placed in close
proximity to electrical cables, transformers
or other pieces of electrical equipment, may
pick up electrical interference causing picture
quality to deteriorate, especially in poor
reception areas. Excess cable should be
removed and NOT coiled as this may cause
picture distortion. An inspection of the routing
of the cable is highly recommended to ensure
all is correct.
Gain Control
In normal use the button should be rotated
clockwise for optimum reception. In strong
signal areas the amplification may need to be
reduced.
To reduce amplification rotate the button
anti-clockwise until picture quality improves.
The button rotates through 270 degrees from
MAX to MIN.
LED light
Should the LED on the amplifier not light, firstly
check there is power to the unit. Secondly
check the polarity is correct. Otherwise
contact your dealer for further assistance.
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Please ensure the antenna dome is plugged
directly into the ‘ANT-IN’ socket of the
amplifier and switch on. Tune in your TV for the
strongest signal.
If the picture quality improves the fault lies with
the wiring of the system between the amplifier
and the TV outlet socket.
Short Hook up - Test 2
This text isolates the amplifier by connecting
your TV direct to the antenna.
Unplug the antenna from the amplifier and
connect convertor 2 supplied to the plug on
the cable end. Using your TV Fly lead connect
the antenna directly to your TV. Tune in your for
the strongest signal.
If the picture quality improves, the fault lies with
the Vision Plus Amplifier.
Antenna Dome Coaxial Cable
Check the routing of the coaxial cable from
the antenna dome to the amplifier. Check to
ensure there are no kinks or trapped cable or
if there are loops of surplus cable which could
be affecting performance.
TV AERIAL TROUBLESHOOTING
Symptom
Very poor
No picture or
sound, TV freezing, severe pixilation, break up and
picture drop out
Action
Check the amplifier gain is set to maximum
(rotate clockwise). Check antenna alignment
which must be directed at the transmitter.
Ensure the antennas polarity is correct, whether
horizontal or vertical. Bypass the amplifier by
following 'Short Hook-Up Test 1'
Poor
Moderate pixilation
and sound distortion
Medium
Minor pixilation,
will not receive all
channels
Good
Stable picture,
good sound quality, will receive all
channels
N/A
Strong
Moderate pixilation, picture break
up and drop out
Reduce the amplifier gain (rotate anti-clockwise). Rotate antenna AWAY from the transmitter.
Very Strong
No picture or
sound, TV freezing, severe pixilation, break up and
picture drop out
Rotate antenna AWAY from the transmitter.
Switch 'OFF' the amplifier and turn the gain
control to maximum (rotate clockwise).
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Signal
After performing any of the ‘Actions’
above you must re-tune your TV.
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SHOWER / EXTERNAL BBQ POINT
Shower
When using the shower, always ensure that
the shower door is fully closed thus avoiding
water spray on unprotected areas
Trigger shower heads
• Squeeze trigger to release water. Release
trigger to stop. Twist trigger up to gain
permanent water flow, lower to stop.
• Care should be taken as water may become
hot temporarily when switched on until it
mixes and regulates.
• Small children should be surpervised at all
times when using the shower.
• We recommend unfastening the trigger
shower head before travelling and storing
safely to prevent it becoming detached whilst
travelling.
Motorhomes with external
BBQ point
Models equipped with an external barbeque
point can be used to power any gas appliance
suitable for the gas used in the motorhome,
at the working pressure shown on the label in
the barbeque outlet box. Please note when
using the outlet that the fitted regulator will
allow a maximum of 1.5kg per hour of gas to
be taken from the gas bottle. Therefore the
consumption of gas from both the appliances
within the motorhome and the appliance
connected to the barbeque point cannot
exceed a total of 1.5kg per hour at any one
time. If you are in any doubt please consult
your dealer for advice. To use point proceed
as follows.
When external gas equipment is being
connected, the operating pressure of the gas
supply of 30 or 50 mbar must correspond with
the operating pressure of the equipment that is
being connected (see data plate).
The plug-in connection can only be made if
the quick-acting valve is closed. The safety
locking mechanism can be released by sliding
back the coupling sleeve.
The coupling K-valve is designed such that
the quick-acting valve can only be opened if
the connection is being made via the plug-in
connection. The connection is made by inserting
the plug-in connection into the safety coupling.
This operation can be carried out using one
hand. After uncoupling the equipment, seal off
the valve opening using the protection cap.
Note: The external gas socket is only
suitable for removing gas, not for feeding
gas into the gas system.
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External shower point
The external shower point, if fitted, will be
supplied with a separate shower head and
hose assembly.
To connect the shower, simply align the plug
with the socket and push into position.
To remove, pull the lower trigger and pull the
plug from the socket.
Colour reference
The colour code for touch ups or resprays for
all white Fiat/Peugeot cabs and Swift coach
built habitational body components is Fiat
White 249. For silver cabs the colour reference
is silver metallic 611 and metallic black 632.
For Fiat/Peugeot cabs other than white,
contact your Fiat/Peuget dealer or obtain a
colour match.
Please be aware that colours can fade over
time, and therefore, if the vehicle is more than
a few years old, it is suggested a colour match
be obtained.
! WARNING: Care should be taken when
using the external barbeque point. Never
barbeque next to an awning or tent.
! WARNING: The caravan barbeque
point should only be used as an outlet point
for gas, never connect a gas bottle direct to
the outlet.
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